St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan BinningtonLeft Game 3 in their series against them Colorado AvalancheA minor injury sustained in the first half of Saturday's game.
Binnington was replaced with backup Ville HussoJust 6:45 in the St. Louis game. Husso was back to begin the second period.
Avalanche forward Artturi LehkonenBinnington blocked the shot with his glove. Blues defenseman Calle Rosen and Colorado center Nazem KadriBoth players crashed the net. Both players finished on top of Binnington.
Blues netminder and key player in their 2019 Stanley Cup title, Husso, tried to overcome the injury and keep the game going. He made some moves in the crease, while the team's training staff watched. He reached down to grab his left leg and Husso quickly grabbed his gear from the bench, ready to enter.
Binnington stopped the three shots that he faced. Husso stopped six out of seven shots during the first period but gave up the tie goal to forward Logan O'ConnorFor a 1-1 tie. Colorado led 3-2 at halftime.
Binnington was 4-1 in five games after replacing Husso in Game 4 of the Blues’ first-round series victory against the Reds. Minnesota Wild. Binnington had the highest save percentage (.948) among goalies still in competition in Saturday's postseason game.
In the first period, the Avalanche also lost an important player as defenseman Samuel GirardHe suffered an upper body injury and was eventually discharged. After Blues forward's hit on his head, his head struck the boards and he was taken by ambulance to a local hospital. Ivan Barbashev.
The series is tied at 1-1 with Game 4 set for Monday.