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Avalanche center Nazem Kadri identifies Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington as water bottle thrower in postgame interview – The Denver Post

ST. LOUIS — While TNT was interviewing Avalanche center Nazem Kadri after Colorado’s Game 3 win on Saturday night, Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington threw a water bottle at Avalanche center down the hall.

Kadri wasn’t exactly sure it was Binnington with the chuck, but multiple witnesses identified the pitcher as the Blues goaltender, who left early in Game 3 after sustaining a leg injury during a collision with Kadri.

Binnington may have blamed Kadri for his injury. Kadri and Blues defenseman Calle Rosen were battling for the puck in front of the slot and both collided with the goaltender.

Kadri was booed by the crowd the rest of the way – before and after scoring and assisting on second-period goals that gave Colorado a 3-1 lead en route to a 5-2 win.

Kadri is not well-liked in St. Louis due to his failure to lead Blues defenseman Justin Faulk in last year’s playoffs. Faulk suffered a concussion and missed the final two games of the series that Colorado swept. Kadri was suspended for eight games – missing the entire second-round series against the Vegas Golden Knights.

Asked about the play after the game, Blues coach Craig Berube hinted the play could have crossed the line.

“Look at Kadri’s reputation, that’s all I have to say,” Berube said.

Bednar fired back when asked to respond to Berube’s comment, saying both players were clearly going for a loose puck. “Reputation has nothing to do with it.”



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