Binnington agreed to a two-year, $8.8 million contract with the Blues on Saturday.
It comes as no surprise that the Blues got a deal done with Binnington before the date of his arbitration hearing, as the goaltender is coming off a 2019 playoff run where he posted a 16-10 record, 2.46 GAA and a .914 save percentage. His 16 victories en route to a Stanley Cup title were the most by a rookie in NHL history, and Binnington will now be locked up for at least the next two seasons.
Binnington filed for salary arbitration Friday.
Binnington finished the playoffs with a 16-10 record, 2.46 GAA and .914 save percentage. It's very easy to imagine that the Blues would want to get negotiations done quickly and keep the 25-year-old around after their record-setting playoff run.
Binnington was given a qualifying offer from the Blues on Tuesday, Jim Thomas of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
After a record-setting playoff run, it's no wonder the Blues wouldn't let Binnington walk this summer, as he's a restricted free agent. The 25-year-old finished the playoffs with a 16-10 record, 2.46 GAA and .914 save percentage. Binnington will be arbitration-eligible this summer, and will likely see a significant salary increase after being a catalyst for the Blues' mid-season turn-around.
Binnington allowed only one goal on 33 shots in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Bruins in Game 7.
With the Blues needing a big performance in the winner-take-all game, Binnington delivered a shining effort. Only Bruins defenseman Matt Grzelcyk was able to beat the rookie netminder, and that came with 2:10 remaining in the third period. Binnington finished the playoffs with a 16-10 record, a 2.46 GAA and a .914 save percentage. Binnington will be an arbitration-eligible restricted free agent this summer, and the 25-year-old will likely see a significant salary increase after being a catalyst for the Blues' mid-season turn-around.
Binnington will patrol the road crease for Wednesday's Game 7 against the Bruins, Benjamin Hochman of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
After giving up four goals on 31 shots Sunday during Game 6's 5-1 loss, Binnington will hope he has one more solid start in him for the opportunity to win the Stanley Cup. The rookie has been solid in 25 postseason games thus far, racking up a 15-10 record to go along with a 2.52 GAA and .911 save percentage. In his last start in Boston, the 25-year-old was spectacular, stopping 38 of 39 shots to claim the victory.
Binnington allowed four goals on 31 shots in a 5-1 loss to the Bruins in Game 6.
Binnington kept the Blues in the contest through two periods, but the Bruins solved him three times in the third period to unravel the effort. Binnington is now 15-10 with a 2.52 GAA and .911 save percentage in 25 games. He'll get a second chance at the all-important 16th win Wednesday in Game 7.
Binnington will draw the start against Boston in Sunday's Game 6 tilt, Tom Gulitti of NHL.com reports.
No surprise here as the electrifying rookie netminder is just one win away from hoisting the Stanley Cup. Binnington has been stellar over the last two games, stopping 59-of-62 shots and earning a pair of wins. Should the series go to a Game 7, expect the 25-year-old to be between the pipes again.
Binnington stopped 38 of 39 shots in Thursday's 2-1 win over the Bruins in Game 5.
The rookie goalie had one of his best performances of the playoffs, facing nearly twice as many shots as his Bruins counterpart, Tuukka Rask. Binnington's excellent outing gives the Blues a 3-2 series lead. He's allowed just three goals on 62 shots since being pulled in Game 3, and he's a virtual guarantee to start Sunday's Game 6 with a chance to give the Blues their first Stanley Cup.
Binnington will patrol the crease in Thursday's Game 5 against the Bruins in Boston, NHL.com's David Marcoux reports.
Binnington bounced back well in Game 4 after struggling in Saturday's Game 3, turning aside 21 of 23 shots en route to a crucial 4-2 home victory. The 25-year-old rookie will look to carry the momentum he created during Monday's performance into a pivotal road matchup with a banged-up Bruins team that may be without captain Zdeno Chara (jaw).
After being pulled in Game 3, Binnington turned in a strong performance Monday, stopping 21 of 23 shots in a 4-2 win over the Bruins in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Binnington continues to be unrivalled in his ability to bounce back from bad performances, a remarkable trait to have as a goaltender. The 25-year-old prodigy now sports a 14-9 record in the playoffs, to go along with a 2.52 GAA and .909 save percentage. If the Blues are to return to Boston and upset the Bruins at home, they're going to need Binnington at his absolute best. Monday's outing suggests he's primed and ready to deliver the goods Thursday.
Binnington will patrol the home crease for Monday's Game 4 aginst the Bruins in St. Louis, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports.
Binnington will get a chance to bounce back after he was pulled in Game 3, where allowed five goals on 19 shots in Saturday's 7-2 loss to Boston. The poor performance moved his GAA up to 2.54 to go along with a .909 save percentage to this point of the playoffs. The 25-year-old has been outstanding after a loss this postseason, going 5-2-0 along with a .937 save percentage and 1.84 GAA in seven such instances.
Binnington allowed five goals on 19 shots before being pulled from Saturday's 7-2 loss to the Bruins in Game 3.
It's the first time Binnington has been given the hook during the playoffs, as he played only 32:12 in Saturday's contest before Jake Allen came on in relief. Binnington's GAA ballooned to 2.54 with a .909 save percentage. With the Blues trailing 2-1 in the series, it's unclear if Binnington will be given a chance to redeem himself in Game 4 on Monday.
Binnington will guard the goal in Saturday's Game 3 against the Bruins in St. Louis, NHL.com's Dan Rosen reports.
Binnington was dialed in during Wednesday's Game 2, stopping 21 of 23 shots en route to his 13th win of the playoffs. The rookie backstop will look to help the Blues gain the upper hand in their series with Boston by shooting for his sixth home victory of this postseason.
Binnington made 21 saves in a 3-2 overtime win versus the Bruins in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals on Wednesday.
Twice the Blues trailed in Game 2, but both times the visitors found a way to tie the game which eventually led to Carl Gunnarsson scoring his first of the postseason in overtime, evening the series at one game apiece heading back to St. Louis. The win moves Binnington's postseason record to 13-8, to go along with a 2.37 GAA and .915 save percentage.
Binnington will patrol the crease in Wednesday's Game 2 against the Bruins in Boston, NHL.com reports.
Binnington was pretty solid in Monday's Game 1, turning aside 34 of 37 shots, but it ultimately wasn't enough, as the Bruins were able to storm back after trailing 2-0 early on to secure a convincing 4-2 victory. The rookie netminder will look to stay focused and help his team gain home-ice advantage in the series by trying to pick up his eighth road win of the playoffs.
Binnington allowed three goals on 37 shots in Monday's 4-2 loss to the Bruins in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals.
Binnington had a 2-0 lead to protect early in the second period, but the Bruins potted four unanswered goals over the final 39 minutes of the game. Binnington has a 2.40 GAA and a .915 save percentage through 20 postseason contests in his rookie campaign, and he's likely to man the crease throughout the series.
Binnington is slated to be between the pipes for Monday's Game 1 road clash with Boston, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports.
With the Blues in last place in the league Jan. 3 with just 34 points, the club made the decision to promote Binnington from the minors a few days later (Jan. 5). The netminder never looked back as he went 24-5-1 with five shutouts and a 1.89 GAA in 32 appearances to help the club make the playoffs. In the postseason, the 25-year-old is sporting a slightly higher 2.36 GAA, but has his club playing for Lord Stanley's chalice.
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.
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