Jordan Binnington records ninth career NHL shutout

Jordan Binnington (Chris Robart, Wikimedia Commons)

Jordan Binnington of Richmond Hill, Ontario recorded his ninth National Hockey League shutout of his career on Saturday. Binnington made 25 saves as the St. Louis Blues defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 1-0 from the Enterprise Center in St. Louis, Missouri.

Binnington made four saves in the first period, 12 saves in the second period, and nine saves in the third period. Brandon Hagel of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan led the Blackhawks with five shots on goal.

The only goal of the game was scored at 7:25 of the third period on the power play. That was when defenseman Torey Krug scored from David Perron of Sherbrooke, Quebec and Vladimir Tarasenko.

It was an eventful week for Binnington. On Thursday, in a 4-3 Blues loss to the Colorado Avalanche, Binnington received a 10-minute misconduct penalty for swinging his stick at Avalanche center Nazem Kadri, who is considered one of the game’s top agitators at the moment.

Binnington has got off to a fantastic start to the 2021-22 NHL season. He has a record of five wins and one loss, with a goals against average of 2.52 and a save percentage of .926. Binnington is trying to return to his fantastic 2018-19 season where he led the NHL with a goals against average of 1.89.

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