Minnesota Wild goalie Marc-André Fleury was ready to throw down with St. Louis Blues netminder Jordan Binnington during Wednesday’s game, but the referees wouldn’t have any of it.
Fleury is known for his easy-going, relaxed and extremely humble personality. But on this instance, the future Hall of Famer and three-time Stanley Cup champion had enough of Binnington’s antics and wanted to challenge the mercurial St. Louis goalie.
Fleury’s agent, Allan Walsh, shared a hilarious video of a mic’d up Fleury begging the officials to let them fight. Fleury said “It’ll be good” and suggested “It’ll be fun” and “fire up the crowd.”
Check out the hilarious conversation between Fleury and an official below.
The NHL has since handed Binnington a two-game suspension for committing roughing/unsportsmanlike conduct on Minnesota forward Ryan Hartman. The visiting Wild defeated their Central Division rivals 8-5.
The 38-year-old Fleury is having another stellar year in the crease with a 22-13-3 record, a save percentage of 2.82 and a .908 save percentage. Wednesday’s victory moved Minnesota to 39-21-8 on the year, just one point behind the Dallas Stars for tops in the Central Division.
Minnesota is four points up on the defending champion Colorado Avalanche for the No. 3 seed in the Central, though the Avs have two games in hand. The Winnipeg Jets, who sit at 79 points, are also in the running for a top-three seed in the division.
The Wild have two more days off before they return to the ice for a Saturday afternoon home tilt against the Boston Bruins.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.