Evan’s Daily: Binnington Suspended, Johansson’s Robbery
Jordan Binnington will be sitting out for a little bit after losing his cool yet again. Although, the Blues might be better off without him in net. Do they want that, though?
And in the Colorado Avalanche win over the Ottawa Senators, Jonas Johansson saved the day with one of the better stops you’ll see this season.
All that and more in this Friday edition of Evan’s Daily.
Colorado Hockey Now
Jonas Johansson gave up four goals, but it doesn’t matter, because he walked away with the win. And a big reason he got the win was his ridiculous save with less than five seconds to go in the game. Take a look at the save here.
The Avalanche won in Ottawa, but Johansson’s save wasn’t the only moment that caught national attention. The bizarre goal from Lars Eller still doesn’t make a ton of sense.
Lars Eller was due to score anyway. His play has been trending up, and against the Maple Leafs, he played his best game in an Avalanche uniform. Take a look at the video breakdown of what he did well.
Avalanche Turning Point: Commitment to Defend (+)
Around the NHL
Jordan Binnington threw a fit, and now he has to sit out a few games. The NHL stepped in and suspended him after he lost his cool (again), probably because he was getting lit up. The Blues are out of the playoffs, so maybe they don’t care at this point, but they might have a better chance of dropping in the standings with Binnington in net. This suspension might hurt their tanking chances.
Did you see the video of Marc-Andre Fleury mic’d up during the incident? Good stuff. Even he’s confused why the refs stopped the play.
Fleury mic'd up last night is a must-watch 🔥🔉
(🎥 @mnwild) pic.twitter.com/R6wyOVkX7n
— B/R Open Ice (@BR_OpenIce) March 16, 2023
National Hockey Now
FHN: There were 10 goals in the first period of the Panthers/Canadiens game. Yes, 10. Seven of them were scored by the Panthers. The Canadiens are ready for this season to end.
“It’ll be fun!”
“I don’t like my hair like this.”