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Binnington sets Blues rookie goalie record

by Chris Pinkert / Stats by Brett Barczewski

ST. LOUIS - Blues goalie Jordan Binnington became the first rookie goalie in franchise history to win eight consecutive games on Sunday in Minnesota.

The previous record was set by Brent Johnson, who posted two seven-game winning streaks during the 2000-01 season.

"Good timing (for a record)," Binnington said after Sunday's 4-0 win in Minnesota - the Blues' 10th straight win. "I think the team's really caught their stride and we're playing well every game. We're having great starts, and that kind of sets the tone for the rest of the game. Hopefully we can continue our success here."

Binnington's record-setting win Sunday also came in shutout fashion. It was the second consecutive shutout for the 25-year-old goaltender, who became just the seventh goalie in NHL history to post four shutouts in his first 14 career starts.

With Sunday's win, Binnington improved to 12-1-1 as a starter, posting a 1.42 goals-against average and a .944 save-percentage.

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Since making his first career start on Jan. 7, Binnington ranks first in the League in wins.

Binnington and Jake Allen have combined to post three consecutive shutouts, pushing the team's shutout streak to 187 minutes and 16 seconds, the fourth-longest in franchise history.

"Both goalies have done a great job during this streak," Blues Head Coach Craig Berube said. "(Binnington) was huge again tonight. He made some big saves at the right time for us, as did Jake Allen the other night against Colorado."

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