Blues goalie Jordan Binnington is putting his name in the record books.
Through his first 13 career starts, Binnington has posted an 11-1-1 record to go along with a 1.53 goals-against average, a .938 save-percentage and three shutouts. He is one of just seven goalies in NHL history to record 11 wins in his first 13 starts, and his goals-against average and save-percentage rank ninth all-time in League history for goalies in their first 13 starts.
"He's playing unreal. It's really huge for our team," said Vladimir Tarasenko. "It's really amazing."
The 25-year-old Binnington has won seven straight starts, becoming just the second Blues rookie goalie to accomplish the feat. Brent Johnson posted two separate seven-game win streaks in his rookie season in 2000-01.
Binnington was made aware of his record-tying seven-game win streak after Thursday's 4-0 shutout win against the Arizona Coyotes.
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"It's a nice thing to hear, but I'm more excited about the direction the team is heading," Binnington said. "We're being selfless, and it's fun to be part of the team right now."
Since Jan. 7, Binnington's 11 wins ranks first in the League among goaltenders, while his goals-against average ranks second and his save-percentage rank fourth.
As a result, the Blues have won eight consecutive games and have climbed into a divisional playoff spot in the West.