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Blues' Jordan Binnington: Falls to Minnesota
Binnington stopped 34 of 37 shots in Tuesday's 3-1 loss to the Wild.
Binnington held his own against a barrage of Minnesota shots Tuesday, though the Blues couldn't get much going offensively in the eventual 3-1 defeat. The 30-year-old Binnington has just one win in his last five appearances, struggling to an .858 save percentage in that span. He's now 6-6-1 with a .910 save percentage and 2.91 GAA on the campaign.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Jordan Binnington: Starting in Minnesota
Binnington will defend the road crease Tuesday against the Wild, Jessi Pierce of NHL.com reports.
Binnington was sharp in his last start Sunday against the Blackhawks, turning aside 32 of 34 shots en route to a 4-2 victory. He'll try to secure his seventh win of the season in a highly favorable road matchup with a free-falling Minnesota team that's lost seven straight games, leading to the firing of head coach Dean Evason on Monday.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Torey Krug: Two helpers in Sunday's win
Krug notched two assists, one on the power play, in Sunday's 4-2 win over Chicago.
Both helpers came in the first period as the Blues jumped out to a 3-1 lead. Krug went the first 10 games of the season without getting onto the scoresheet, but he's flipped the switch over the last 10 with a goal and nine points, including three multi-point performances. As long as the 32-year-old defenseman keeps his spot on the top power-play unit, Krug will be worth a roster spot in most fantasy formats.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Jake Neighbours: Two tallies in Chicago
Neighbours scored two goals on three shots while adding four hits, two blocked shots and a plus-1 rating in Sunday's 4-2 win over Chicago.
It's the first multi-goal game of the 21-year-old's brief NHL career, and Sunday's performance continues a hot streak that has seen Neighbours find the back of the net five times in the last five contests. The 26th overall pick in the 2020 NHL Entry Draft has never been a big goal-scorer -- even in his best junior season, he managed only 23 goals in 64 games for WHL Edmonton -- but he's worked his way onto the top line and top power-play unit for St. Louis. His current pace is likely sustainable, but Neighbours is still emerging as an intriguing fantasy asset in his second official NHL season.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Pavel Buchnevich: Three points in Sunday's win
Buchnevich scored the game-winning goal on the power play and added two assists in Sunday's 4-2 win over Chicago.
He also chipped in a team-high four shots on net and a plus-2 rating. Buchnevich has produced back-to-back multi-point performances, and after a slow start to the season, the 28-year-old has erupted for seven goals and 13 points over the last nine contests. Five of those goals have come on special teams -- three with the man advantage and two shorthanded.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Jordan Binnington: Bounces back with sixth win
Binnington made 32 saves in Sunday's 4-2 win over Chicago.
The Blues never trailed on the afternoon, as Binnington provided some stability between the pipes after coach Craig Berube had given his starter the hook in two straight games. The volatile goalie had coughed up 14 goals on 64 shots over his prior three appearances for a brutal .781 save percentage, but he's given up two goals or fewer in each of his last three wins. On the season, Binnington has a 6-5-1 record with a 2.89 GAA and .909 save percentage.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Jordan Binnington: Starting in Chicago
Binnington will defend the road net Sunday against Chicago.
Binnington has surrendered 15 goals on 78 shots in his past four outings, including two relief appearances. Through 14 appearances this season, he has posted a 5-5-1 record with a 2.96 GAA and a .906 save percentage. The Blackhawks rank 29th in the league with 2.61 goals per contest this campaign.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Jordan Binnington: Hammered in relief
Binnington surrendered four goals on 20 shots in relief of Joel Hofer in an 8-3 loss to the Predators on Friday.
Yikes. The Blues started okay, but they froze at about the six-minute mark of the first and were never able to thaw their game. Neither Binnington, who entered the game in the second frame, or Hofer can be blamed for the outcome.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Joel Hofer: Alone on island in loss
Hofer allowed four goals on 15 shots before being pulled in the second period of Friday's 8-3 loss to Nashville.
The Blues played about five or six minutes of collected hockey, and then the proverbial wheels fell off. Neither Hofer or Jordan Binnington, who surrendered four goals on 20 shots in relief, had a chance. The best Hofer can do is shake off the game and prep for his next one.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Joel Hofer: Set to face Predators
Hofer is expected to start in Friday's home game versus Nashville, Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic reports.
Hofer will attempt to earn his third straight win after saving 42 of 43 shots (.977 save percentage) over his last two outings. He's 5-2-0 with a 2.54 GAA and a .919 save percentage in seven contests this season. The Predators rank 19th offensively this campaign with 3.11 goals per game.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Scott Perunovich: Posts plus-3 in victory
Perunovich ended up with an assist in Wednesday's 6-5 road win against the Coyotes.
Perunovich also had a plus-3 rating, two shots on goal and a minor penalty in his 14:06 of ice time across 17 shifts. After getting blanked across his first seven games, the 25-year-old rearguard has managed assists in back-to-back games. He'll look to push his points streak to three games when the Predators come calling Friday.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Joel Hofer: Comes on for relief victory
Hofer kicked aside all 12 of the shots he faced for a relief win in Wednesday's 6-5 victory against the Coyotes.
Hofer was summoned from the bench at 8:00 of the second period after Nick Schmaltz beat Jordan Binnington for the fifth time on just 13 shots, and bench boss Craig Berube had seen enough. Hofer didn't give up a goal in his 32 minutes of playing time, and it wouldn't be shocking to see him have earned a start heading into Friday's game against the visiting Predators.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Colton Parayko: Bags goal in road win
Parayko scored a goal in Wednesday's 6-5 road victory against the Coyotes.
Parayko ended up with a minus-1 rating, but he was able to notch a game-high six shots on goal with three blocked shots and a hit while also notching a game-high 26:04 of ice time. It was just the third goal of the season for Parayko, and he has totaled just five points across 18 games. He'll look to try and carry over the momentum into Friday's game against the visiting Predators.... See More ... See Less
Blues' Kevin Hayes: Notches game-winning goal
Hayes scored the game-winning goal in a 6-5 road win against the Coyotes on Wednesday.
Hayes beat backup Connor Ingram at 4:13 of the third period to give the Blues the lead, and there were no additional markers. He ended up with three shots on goal with a hit, and he won an amazing 15 faceoff attempts in 19 tries in his 15:14 of ice time across 21 shifts. It's hard to believe, but Wednesday's point coupled with his assist in Anaheim on Sunday means Hayes has strung together points in consecutive games for the first time this season.... See More ... See Less