Jordan Binnington records 14th career NHL shutout

Jordan Binnington (Chris Robart, Wikimedia Commons)

Jordan Binnington of Richmond Hill, Ontario recorded his 14th National Hockey League shutout on Saturday. He accomplished the feat in a 3-0 St. Louis Blues win over the Washington Capitals at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis, Missouri.

Binnington made 18 saves for the shutout. He made five saves in the first period, nine saves in the second period, and four saves in the third period. Ethan Bear of Regina, Saskatchewan, Anthony Mantha of Longueuil, Quebec, Dylan Strome of Mississauga, Ontario, Alexander Ovechkin and Max Pacioretty led the Capitals with two shots on goal each.

Offensively for the Blues, three Canadians scored. They were Jake Neighbours of Calgary, Alberta, Colton Parayko of St. Albert, Alberta, and Brayden Schenn of Saskatoon. Saskatchewan. Robert Thomas of Aurora, Ontario led the Blues with two points as he had two assists.

In 2023-24, Binnington has a record of 15 wins, 12 regulation losses, and two losses in extra time. He has a goals against average of 2.98, save percentage of .906, and two shutouts. Binnington’s other shutout came in a 5-0 Blues win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on November 14.

With the win over the Capitals, the Blues improved to a record of 22 wins, 20 regulation losses, and two losses in extra time. They are five points back of the Nashville Predators for the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

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