Kraken goalie Phillip Grubauer hitting Jason Zucker in front of the net.
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Goalie takes matters into his own hands and decks player in his crease

Published March 17, 2024 at 2:44 PM

When it comes to goaltenders being tough around their net many fans think of Patrick Roy, Eddie Belfour and Jordan Binnington are goalies who do not want to be crossed.

But it appears that Seattle Kraken goalie Philipp Grubauer has been added to that list after showing recently acquired Predator Jason Zucker that he is not to be messed with and to stay out of his blue paint.

There was no penalty on the play, and many felt that there should have been an interference call on Grubauer as Zucker did not have the puck.

Grubauer has been struggling over the past few seasons since coming over to the Seattle Kraken during the expansion draft. With the team struggling especially their defence core, this season he has put together a record of 10-11-2 while holding 2.86 goals against and a .900 save percentage with one shutout.

Having played for the Washington Capitals and the Colorado Avalanche and posting great numbers, the Kraken thought he would be able to translate that as their starting goaltender in their beginning.

But as that play showed, it seems that his patience is wearing thin, and his temper is boiling over as the Kraken lost the game 4-1 and Seattle is 12th in their conference well out of a playoff spot.
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Goalie takes matters into his own hands and decks player in his crease

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