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Ukraine goalie loses mind during fight

Posted on: August 10, 2011 7:09 pm
Edited on: August 11, 2011 6:08 pm
 
By: Adam Gretz

I enjoy a good goalie fight as much as anybody, but what Evgeny Tsaregorodtsev, a goaltender for Donbass Donestsk, a team from the Ukraine, did in an exhibition game on Tuesday night against Slovakia's HK Nitra, doesn't really fit in the "fight" category. After using his stick to crack an opponent over the head during a scramble in front of the crease, helping to spark a line brawl, Tsaregorodtsev completely lost his mind for a couple of minutes as seen in the video below.

He managed to take out his frustrations on the net, the fans, the glass and, well, pretty much anybody or anything that happened to get in his way between the ice and the locker room.



The important news? Donestsk went on to win the game 3-1. Exciting.

Even though this doesn't really count as a "goalie fight," seeing as how the other netminder didn't seem to get involved (whether that was due to his own common sense, or simply out of fear), it's worth pointing out that we did see a stretch of goalie fights in the NHL last season, including two involving Pittsburgh's Brent Johnson, as well as a playful bout between Boston's Tim Thomas and Montreal's Carey Price, neither of whom seemed all that interested in doing any damage to the other.

None of them featured the Wild and zany antics of this goalie from the Ukraiine.

H/T Eastern Conferences, via Puck Daddy

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Comments

Since: Dec 12, 2006
Posted on: August 11, 2011 2:03 am
 

Ukraine goalie loses mind during fight

Wow that guy is an absolute disaster. Lmao at the guy startin up the chainsaw at the top of the crease though. Brutal comparison between goaltenders and kickers btw... It actually takes quite a bit of athleticism to play goalie. A goalie could argue that he is the best athlete on the ice just as easily as a forward could. A kicker does not have a valid argument...



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: August 11, 2011 12:40 am
 

Ukraine goalie loses mind during fight

Hockey goalies are the NFL's version of the kicker. They go mostly unnoticed in games unless they fail to score or stop a score at the end of a game. And people do not ever want to see the goalies or kickers get into a fight. They are seen as the least athletic player on a team.



Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: August 11, 2011 12:30 am
 

Ukraine goalie loses mind during fight

Maybe the Caps can sign him and do something in the playoffs besides exit early?



Since: Dec 10, 2008
Posted on: August 10, 2011 11:36 pm
 

Ukraine goalie loses mind during fight

I love that his own teammate was like "Just leave, man... Just go."



Since: Nov 28, 2008
Posted on: August 10, 2011 10:38 pm
 

Ukraine goalie loses mind during fight

i wasnt impressed at all..
looks like he should be in New York with the Islanders and Trevor Gillies



Since: Aug 1, 2011
Posted on: August 10, 2011 7:49 pm
 

Ukraine goalie loses mind during fight

Looked like Patrick roy's reaction every time Cam Neely scored on him



Since: Oct 20, 2008
Posted on: August 10, 2011 7:24 pm
 

Ukraine goalie loses mind during fight

Hey, the Flyers need a goon to replace Carcillo- they should sign this guy and convert him to forward !  He may have to lose 3 or 4 syllables from that name, though...


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