Binnington allowed only one goal on 26 shots in Tuesday's 5-1 win over the Sharks in Game 6. After allowing 12 goals in the first three games of the series, Binnington stopped 75 of the final 77 shots he faced, winning three straight games to book the Blues' ticket to the Stanley Cup Finals. Binnington has a 2.37 GAA and a .914 save percentage through 19 games in the postseason. He's shown a trend of improving later in series, never allowing more than two goals in Game 5 or later.
Binnington is slated to start Tuesday's Game 6 home clash with San Jose. Binnington is coming off a 21-save, shutout performance in Game 5 and will no doubt be eager to close out the Sharks and avoid a trip back to San Jose for Game 7. After two uneven starts in Games 1 and 3, the young netminder appears to be back on track, as he allowed just one goal on 51 shots in his last two outings. The deeper the Blues make it into the postseason, the bigger the check they will have to cut for Binnington this summer, as he is set to become a restricted free agent.
Binnington stopped all 21 shots he faced during Sunday's 5-0 win over the Sharks in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals. A banged-up San Jose squad couldn't mount much sustained pressure, allowing the rookie netminder to record his first career postseason shutout. Binnington will take a 2.44 GAA and .912 save percentage into Tuesday's Game 6 on home ice, as the Blues look to advance to the Stanley Cup Finals.
Binnington will be between the pipes Sunday for Game 5 against San Jose, Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic reports. As expected, head coach Craig Berube will stick with Binnington for Game 5. The 25-year-old has been solid this postseason, going 10-7, including a 6-2 record away from home. Binnington is coming off a stellar performance in Game 4, one that saw him stop 29 of 30 shots in a 2-1 win that evened the series at two games apiece.
Binnington allowed only one goal on 30 shots in Friday's 2-1 win over the Sharks in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals. Fourth-line winger Ivan Barbashev scored just 35 seconds into the game, and Binnington made sure the Blues would not trail at any point. Binnington has alternated between sloppy and brilliant in the series, twice allowing five goals in each of his two losses but letting in just three goals combined between his two wins. The 25-year-old rookie will likely draw the start Sunday in San Jose for Game 5 with the hope that he can replicate Friday's performance.
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