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Binnington named NHL Second Star of the Week

by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

ST. LOUIS - St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington has been named the NHL's Second Star of the Week for the week ending Dec. 29.

Binnington joins Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman and Toronto Maple Leafs center John Tavares in receiving the weekly honor.

Binnington made three starts and went a League-best 3-0 with wins against the Los Angeles Kings and two against the Winnipeg Jets. In the three victories, he stopped 79 of 85 shots for a 1.96 goals-against average and a .929 save-percentage.

In 29 games this season, Binnington is 19-6-4 with a 2.39 goals-against average, a .921 save-percentage, and one shutout.

Since arriving in the NHL on Jan. 7, Binnington has posted 59 wins (regular season and postseason), which is tied for the second most all-time with Bernie Parent, who posted 59 wins in 1974. Marc-Andre Fleury holds the League record with 62 wins in 2009.

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