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Bieber accepts Binnington's challenge for best-of-10 shootout contest

Pop superstar responds after Blues goalie takes to Instagram to throw down gauntlet

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / NHL.com Staff Writer

Call it Biebs vs. Binner.

St. Louis Blues goalie Jordan Binnington challenged pop superstar Justin Bieber to a breakaway challenge on Instagram after the singer posted a pretty nice goal he scored.

In the clip, Bieber, a right-handed shot, skates down the left side of the ice, cuts across the front of the net and fires a backhand into the net.

Instagram from @justinbieber: Bieber nice goal.

Binnington had seen enough. The 2020 All-Star threw down the gauntlet on Jan. 1.

"10 breakaways me vs you. You score one on me I'll dye my hair platinum blonde," Binnington wrote.

Bieber finally responded on Jan. 8 and raised the stakes too.

"How bout 10 thousand dollars to charity I score and you donate to a charity of my choice and we film it," Bieber said.

Any way we could fit that into the 2020 Honda NHL All-Star Game? Bieber has been to the big event before, although things didn't go too well for him there in the form of Hall of Fame defenseman Chris Pronger.

It wouldn't be Bieber's first time playing with some pros as last week he joined Toronto Maple Leafs players Auston Matthews, Mitchell Marner and Tyson Barrie for a few pickup games.

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