Darcy Kuemper records 19th career NHL shutout

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Darcy Kuemper of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan has recorded his 19th career National Hockey League shutout. On Monday, Kuemper made 24 saves as the Arizona Coyotes defeated the St. Louis Blues 1-0 at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona.

Kuemper made nine saves in the first period, 12 saves in the second period and three saves in the third period. Ivan Barbashev led the Blues with four shots on goal.

The Coyotes got their lone goal from Clayton Keller at 5:21 of the second period. Nick Schmaltz picked up the lone assist.

This was the second straight day that a Canadian goaltender in the NHL picked up a 1-0 shutout. On Sunday, Canadian Olympic gold medalist Marc-Andre Fleury of Sorel, Quebec made 30 saves in a 1-0 Vegas Golden Knights win over the Colorado Avalanche. Fleury won the gold medal for Canada in men’s hockey at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver.

In 2020-21 so far, Kuemper has a record of five wins, six regulation losses, and one loss in extra time. He also has a goals against average of 2.26, and a save percentage of .919.

With the win, the Coyotes are now in third place in the West Division. They have a record of seven wins, six regulation losses and two losses in extra time for 16 points.

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