Jordan Binnington records sixth career shutout


Jordan Binnington (Lindsay Mogle, Wikimedia Commons)

St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington of Richmond Hill, Ontario picked up his first shutout of the season and sixth of his National Hockey League career on Wednesday as the Blues defeated the Calgary Flames 5-0 at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis, Missouri. It has been a tough stretch for the Flames as they have only scored two goals in their last four games.

Binnington made 16 saves in the first period, 17 saves in the second period and seven saves in the third period. Brandon Davidson of Taber, Alberta and Elias Lindholm had six shots each for the Flames to lead the team.

Offensively, the Blues had three assists from Robert Thomas of Aurora, Ontario. Two Canadians scored for the Blues as Vince Dunn of Mississauga, Ontario and David Perron of Sherbrooke, Quebec put the puck past the goal line.

On the season, Binnington is tied for the National Hockey League lead in wins with 11. He is tied with Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury of Sorel, Quebec and Washington Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby of Lloydminster, Saskatchewan. Binnington also has a goals against average of 2.19, a save percentage of .926.

The Blues currently lead the Western Conference with 33 points. They have a record of 14 wins, four regulation losses and five losses in extra time.


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