Blues Defeat Flames 5-0

Hayden See, Reporter

The Blues shutout the Flames 5-0, as Binnington recorded a shutout. 

Last night the St. Louis Blues had their largest margin of victory this season. They have picked up a point in eleven of their past twelve games. Their 33 points lead the Western Conference, and are only behind the Washington Capitals for the National Hockey League lead.

“They’re showing the whole league how skilled they are,” senior Sophia Giltner said.

A game after limiting their opponents to 18 shots, St. Louis allowed 40 shots on goal, the most they’ve allowed in 2019-20. Even with the high volume of shots, Jordan Binnington shut down Calgary. He recorded his first shutout of the season, the sixth of his career. His 2.19 goals against average is the fourth lowest in the league. Binnington’s .926 save-percentage is sixth in the NHL. Additionally, his eleven victories aretied for first in the league.

“The streak they’re on is amazing. They look unstoppable,” senior Jacob Justice said.

The Blues’ third line of Sanford, Thomas and Sundqvist tallied nine points; Sanford had four points for the first time in his career, scoring a goal and tallying three assists, Sundqvist scored two goals to bring his total up to six, and Thomas assisted on three goals. Since moving to center last game, Robert Thomas has pickup up five points. While Sanford doubled his point toal with his four point night. 

“Robert Thomas is a completely different player when he’s playing center. It’s incredible to watch,” senior Ethan Seymore said.