Binnington turned aside 36 of 37 shots Wednesday in a 2-1 shootout loss to San Jose.
Binnington was tremendous in piling up a season high for saves, his lone blemish a Marcus Sorensen rebound goal on the power play late in the second period. Binnington also denied Ryan Donato, Logan Couture and Kevin Labanc in the shootout before Tomas Hertl finally solved him. The 27-year-old has started all four games for the Blues this season, going 2-1-1 with a 2.67 GAA and .910 save percentage. Binnington and the Blues will host Los Angeles on Saturday and Sunday.
Binnington was the first goalie off the ice at morning skate, indicating he will start against San Jose on Wednesday, Jim Thomas of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Binnington has started all three of the Blues' games thus far this season and is fresh off a 5-4 victory over the Sharks on Monday. San Jose has managed 11 goals through its first three games despite only winning once, and will roll out Martin Jones to oppose Binnington at the other end of the rink.
Binnington made 22 saves Monday in a 5-4 win over San Jose.
Binnington and Blues rallied from a 2-0 first-period deficit, buoyed by four St. Louis goals in the middle frame. The 27-year-old has had an uneven start to the season with a sub-.900 save percentage in his last two outings after a strong opening-night performance. Binnington should find his game before too long; he won a combined 54 games over the previous two seasons for the Blues.
Binnington will start in the home net for Monday's game against the Sharks, Jim Thomas of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Binnington is looking to bounce back after getting lit up by the Avalanche for four goals on 24 shots Friday. The 27-year-old typically has a short memory in these instances. The Sharks could be a tough matchup, however, as their top-heavy offense scored six total goals in their opening series against the Coyotes.
Binnington gave up four goals on 24 shots before he was replaced by Ville Husso in Friday's 8-0 loss to the Avalanche.
Binnington was excellent in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Avalanche, but they got payback against the 27-year-old Friday. The game was actually scoreless through the first period before Binnington fell under siege. Despite Binnington's poor performance, Husso was significantly worse in the third period. Binnington will face a less threatening offense if he starts Monday versus the Sharks.
Binnington was the first goalie off the ice Friday, Jim Thomas of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports, indicating he'll get the road start versus Colorado.
Binnington excelled in the first game of the season Wednesday, in which he stymied Nathan MacKinnon and company to the tune of just one goal allowed on 27 shots. The 27-year-old netminder should expect to face significant pressure from the Avs on Friday, especially after Gabriel Landeskog was restored to the first line.
Binnington allowed only one goal on 27 shots in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Avalanche.
Binnington allowed a power-play goal to Andre Burakovsky within the first five minutes, but nothing else got past him after that. It was a strong opening to the season for Binnington, who had a 2.56 GAA and a .912 save percentage in 50 appearances last year. With Ville Husso as his backup, Binnington is in line to see a large portion of the starts in 2020-21. He should be back at it again Friday in a rematch with the Avalanche.
Per Jim Thomas of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Binnington was the first goalie off the ice at morning skate, which suggests he'll guard the cage on the road against the Avalanche on Wednesday.
Binnington struggled a bit against Colorado last season, posting a 2-2-0 record while registering a sub-par .857 save percentage and 3.98 GAA in four starts. Things are unlikely to get any easier for the 27-year-old backstop Wednesday, as the Avalanche only got better on paper this offseason, adding Brandon Saad to their top six and Devon Toews to their top four.
Head coach Craig Berube said Friday that Binnington could realistically start the first eight games of the season, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.
It's no coincidence that the Blues don't have any back-to-back series until their ninth game. With unproven backups in Ville Husso and Jon Gillies, Binnington looks poised to make every start until then. The 27-year-old is coming off a solid 2019-20 season in which he posted a .912 save percentage and a 2.56 GAA to complement a 30-13-7 record.
Binnington surrendered four goals on 18 shots in Friday's 6-2 loss to the Canucks in Game 6.
Binnington lasted 28:06 in the game, but Brock Boeser's power-play tally forced head coach Craig Berube to bring on Jake Allen. It was too little, too late to save the Blues' season. Binnington had an awful time in the playoff bubble -- he allowed 21 goals on 141 shots for an .851 save percentage in five games. The 27-year-old had a solid 2.56 GAA and a .912 save percentage in 50 regular-season games this year, but he couldn't find that form in the summer.
Binnington will start Friday's Game 6 versus the Canucks, Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic reports.
Jake Allen started the previous three games, but struggled in Wednesday's 4-3 loss, so head coach Craig Berube will turn back to Binnington. The 27-year-old Binnington has posted an 0-4 record with a 4.27 GAA and an .862 save percentage in four appearances during the playoffs. He'll need to be better than that to prevent the Blues' season from ending Friday.
Binnington allowed four goals on 25 shots in a 4-3 overtime loss to the Canucks in Game 2 on Friday.
Binnington was again shaky in goal, although two of the four Canucks' goals came with a Blue in the penalty box. The 27-year-old backstop has surrendered nine goals on just 47 shots during the first-round series -- four of those goals have been scored by Bo Horvat. After the game, head coach Craig Berube wouldn't commit to Binnington for Sunday's Game 3, Greg Wyshynski of ESPN.com reports. If Binnington doesn't start, Jake Allen will almost certainly get the nod Sunday.
Binnington will patrol the blue paint for Friday's Game 2 tilt with Vancouver, Jim Thomas of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Binnington's had a rough time so far in the Edmonton bubble, giving up 13 goals in three games, including five in the Game 1 loss to the Canucks. The 27-year-old recorded a .939 save percentage against Vancouver in the regular season, so he'll look to get back to that success Friday.
Binnington surrendered five goals on 22 shots in a 5-2 loss to the Canucks in Game 1.
Binnington's title defense started out with a whimper, although he can't be blamed for all of the Blues' troubles. The Canucks went 3-for-6 on the power play in the contest. Binnington did give up a couple of soft goals, as well. The 27-year-old has allowed 13 goals in three outings in the postseason -- DFS managers may want to be cautious in adding Binnington for Friday's Game 2.
Binnington will tend the twine in Wednesday's Game 1 versus the Canucks, Thomas Drance of The Athletic Vancouver reports.
Binnington was unable to pick up a win in two appearances during the round robin, allowing a combined eight goals on 68 shots. It's likely the 27-year-old Binnington starts a majority of the Blues' games during their defense of last year's Stanley Cup championship.
Binnington stopped 32 of 38 shots in Thursday's 6-4 round-robin loss to Vegas.
It was a tough night for Binnington and the Blues, who twice saw the Golden Knights score three consecutive goals. Four of Vegas' goals came from high-danger scoring areas, so it was tough to directly fault Binnington for St. Louis' defensive collapse. He was sharp in Sunday's round-robin opener but finds himself 0-2 heading into next Sunday's clash with Dallas.
Binnington will patrol the crease during Thursday's round-robin clash with the Golden Knights, Alex Ferrario of 101 ESPN reports.
Binnington was fantastic in Sunday's round-robin opener against the Avalanche, making 36 saves on 38 shots, but he ultimately suffered his first loss of the postseason thanks to a buzzer-beating score by Colorado's Nazem Kadri. The 27-year-old backstop will attempt to pick up his first win of the postseason in a matchup with a formidable Vegas offense that just potted five goals in its 5-3 round-robin win over the Stars on Monday.
Binnington allowed two goals on 38 shots Sunday in a 2-1 round-robin loss to Colorado.
The Blues were outshot 16-4 in the opening period, but Binnington allowed his teammates to escape with a 1-0 lead. The 27-year-old suffered the loss after Ryan Graves tied the game on an odd-man rush in the third period and Nazem Kadri broke the deadlock with 0.1 seconds left in regulation. Binnington made 50 regular-season appearances this year, going 30-13-7 with a 2.56 GAA and .912 save percentage.
Binnington will draw the starting nod for Sunday's round-robin tilt with Colorado, Jim Thomas of The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
There's no surprise here, as the reigning Stanley Cup champions will lean on Binnington for their title defense this postseason. The 27-year-old recorded a .912 save percentage and 2.56 GAA during the regular season.
Binnington is expected to start and play two periods in Wednesday's exhibition game against the Blackhawks, NHL.com's Chris Pinkert reports.
Binnington may only get the start in two of St. Louis' three upcoming round-robin games, but after that he'll almost certainly be the only netminder between the pipes for the defending champs. The second-year pro posted a 30-13-7 record while recording a 2.56 GAA and .912 save percentage in 50 appearances during the regular season.
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