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09:25  16 may  2019
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Stars switch top lines and beat Blues 4-2 to even series 2-2

Stars switch top lines and beat Blues 4-2 to even series 2-2 DALLAS — Rookie Roope Hintz scored his fifth goal of the playoffs, Tyler Seguin and Alexander Radulov each had two assists and the Dallas Stars beat the St. Louis Blues 4-2 on Wednesday night to even the second-round series at two games each. Rookie coach Jim Montgomery made a significant change by switching up his top two lines, and the move paid off for Dallas. Seguin skated on a line with Jason Dickinson and Mats Zuccarello. That put Hintz, instead of Seguin, with Radulov and captain Jaime Benn. Dickinson, Jason Spezza and John Klingberg also scored for the Stars, who were down 1-0 only five minutes into the game.

Jordan Binnington signed a 1 year / 0,000 contract with the St Louis Blues , including 0,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of 0,000. Jordan Binnington (born July 11, 1993) is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who is currently playing for the St. Louis Blues of the

Jordan Binnington signed a 2 year / ,800,000 contract with the St Louis Blues , including ,800,000 guaranteed, and an annual average salary of ,400,000. To see the rest of the Jordan Binnington ' s contract information, plus gain access to all of Spotrac's Premium tools, sign up today.

Blues face decision on Jordan Binnington's breakout contract year© Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Jordan Binnington has been a revelation for the St. Louis Blues this season. A 25-year-old rookie who didn’t make his first NHL start until January, Binnington somehow managed to record 24 wins, a .927 save percentage, and a league-leading 1.89 GAA this season and has led the Blues to the Western Conference Final thus far in these playoffs. Binnington will be 26 before next season and has just 33 career appearances, yet he is a Calder Trophy candidate and undeniably St. Louis’ MVP in this amazing turnaround season.

So how do you compensate a season like this? The Hockey News’ Matt Larkin wondered the same thing and explored three comparable contracts that the Blues may explore this offseason. The first belongs to a player with many similarities to Binnington, NHL journeyman Andrew Hammond. Hammond’s breakout season with the Ottawa Senators in 2015 was even more impressive than Binnington’s; that is, until he lost his job to a healthy Craig Anderson in the postseason.

Benn on Game 4 incidents: 'A bunch of grown men being donkeys'

Benn on Game 4 incidents: 'A bunch of grown men being donkeys' Jamie Benn had a simple explanation for the extracurricular activities between his Dallas Stars and the St. Louis Blues in Game 4 on Wednesday night. "Just a bunch of grown men being donkeys out there," the Stars captain told reporters postgame, according to's Mike Zeisberger. Late in the second period of Dallas' 4-2 victory, St. Louis forward David Perron slashed Stars goaltender Ben Bishop in the back. David Perron ???? ▶️▶️▶️ Ben

So what should Binnington get? Here are a few contract structures to consider The obscure journeyman parlayed that success into a three- year extension carrying a .35-million cap hit. Binnington will be re-signing with the Blues as their unquestioned starter and should command at

Yet there stands Jordan Binnington , a 26- year -old formerly journeyman goalie who, prior to puck drop in a Jan. 7 game against the Philadelphia Flyers Binnington ’ s emergence earned him a two- year , deal worth .4 million annually, making him the highest-paid goalie on the Blues (a mere ,000

A 26-year-old “prospect” with only 24 NHL appearances to his name, Hammond received just $1.35M per year over three years from the Senators following his big season. However, Larkin points out that Hammond was not expected to be the starter in Ottawa, whereas Binnington is undoubtedly going to begin next season ahead of Jake Allen on the Blues’ depth chart. He also notes that Binnington has arbitration rights this season and no reasonable arbitrator would be convinced that Binnington is worth an equivalent contract to Hammond’s, which would only be about a $1.5M AAV.

On the other end of the spectrum, Larkin uses Winnipeg Jets’ starter Connor Hellebuyck as an example. Hellebuyck, another older prospect out of UMass–Lowell, Hellebuyck joined the Jets in 2015-16 at age 22 as the backup, struggled the next year as the part-time starter, and then had a breakout campaign last year in the final season of his entry-level contract. Winnipeg responded with a six-year deal worth more than $6M annually for Hellebuyck. However, by the time he signed his extension, Hellebuyck had played in 149 games over three seasons, a much larger sample size than Binnington’s. He was also younger and entered the NHL with far great expectations compared to Binnington’s relative obscurity through a long AHL career. Thus, Hellebuyck also fails to be a convincing comparison for Binnington.

Blues knock out Stars with double-OT win in Game 7

Blues knock out Stars with double-OT win in Game 7 ST. LOUIS—Pat Maroon put in a rebound of a shot by Robert Thomas 5:50 into the second overtime to give the St. Louis Blues a 2-1 win in Game 7 of their second-round series with Dallas and put them in the NHL Western Conference final. Thomas took a shot that Stars netminder Ben Bishop stopped, but Maroon, in front of the goal, jumped and shot the puck high and in. It was the 54th shot of the game for the Blues, and it was St. Louis-born Maroon beating Bishop, who played high school hockey in the city. The Blues will face San Jose or Colorado in the conference final starting later this week.

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Larkin finally settles on the Pittsburgh Penguins’ Matt Murray. Murray also came out of nowhere as a rookie, albeit a 21-year-old rookie, to start 13 games down the stretch and then lead the Penguins to a Stanley Cup behind a stellar postseason. Despite Murray’s lack of NHL experience, the Penguins had seen enough to reward their young keeper with a three-year extension worth $3.75M per year. While Binnington is significantly older and a less heralded prospect, he has a larger sample size and slightly better regular season numbers than Murray, making the deal a fair comparison. Under the current salary cap, which is likely to increase this summer, Murray’s deal would equate to about a $4.25M AAV for Binnington.

So what should Blues fans expect in a Binnington extension? The safe bet is somewhere between three and four years at $4-4.5M per year, but a Stanley Cup title could still push that value even higher for the breakout keeper.

Goalie Binnington a steady rookie rock as Blues advance

Goalie Binnington a steady rookie rock as Blues advance ST. LOUIS — Jordan Binnington still doesn't look nervous. Sure, the standout rookie goalie for the St. Louis Blues admitted he got a little tired late in the double-overtime win over Dallas in Game 7. But he said he is ready to keep his strong play going as St. Louis advanced the Western Conference final for the first time since 2016. "I was pretty happy to see that puck go in, and in front of a home crowd, the atmosphere was crazy," Binnington said. "It was a fun experience." The Blues will play the San Jose Sharks, 3-2 winner over the Colorado Avalanche in Game 7 on Wednesday night. The Blues are making their fourth conference finals appearance since 1970.

The St. Louis Blues will retain some of their organizational depth at goalie after signing Jordan Binnington to a one- year , two-way contract . The 24- year -old was originally drafted by the Blues in the third round, 88th overall, of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Jordan Binnington closed out the regular season with a 24-5-1 record, 1.89 goals-against average and a .927 save percentage. Redquest met a 16- year -old Jordan Binnington in 2009, his rookie year in Binnington ' s calmness in the face of pressure is not surprising to those who know him best.

  • According to Shawn P. Roarke of, Carolina Hurricanes head coach Rod Brind’Amour says there is a “pretty good chance” he goes back to Curtis McElhinney in net for an elimination Game Four against the Boston Bruins on Thursday. McElhinney has played well this postseason in relief of Petr Mrazek, including in Game Three. McElhinney made 29 saves and allowed just two goals on Tuesday night after Mrazek surrendered ten goals combined in Games One and Two. At this point, McElhinney does seem to give the Hurricanes the best chance to win against Boston, but is there more at stake here? Whether McElhinney or Mrazek are in net, the odds of Carolina winning Game Four are slim and the chances they win four in a row to advance are much, much worse. When the ’Canes are inevitably eliminated, they face a reality of both Mrazek and McElhinney being unrestricted free agents. If forced to choose between the two, one would certainly think that the team would prefer to bring back Mrazek, who outplayed McElhinney this season – and is nine years younger. However, they take the risk in going back to McElhinney, who lost nevertheless in Game Three, that Mrazek no longer feels like the top option in Carolina and looks for other opportunities on the open market. After a strong season, the Hurricanes can’t afford a downgrade in net, so unless they are open to spending more on a free agent upgrade to Mrazek – a Robin Lehner or Semyon Varlamov for example – they’ll need to be careful with how the approach his confidence as this playoff run winds down.
  • Is new Edmonton Oilers GM Ken Holland happy to enter next season with Mikko Koskinen and (Group 6 free agent) Anthony Stolarz in net? If not, he could look to his old team for help. Steve Yzerman may also want to bring in fresh blood in Detroit, but the Red Wings are locked in to Jimmy Howard and Jonathan Bernier next season to the tune of $7M. The ink is still drying on Howard’s extension with the team and his loyalty likely lies more with the city of Detroit than with Holland. After a nice season, it would be a surprise for Howard to be dealt away. However, Yzerman will likely be willing to move the disappointing Bernier and Holland would seemingly be interested. After all, it was Holland who signed the journeyman to a three-year, $9M contract just last summer. He very well may feel that Bernier can still live up to that contract, even after a poor first season with the Red Wings. It would not come as much of a surprise if Bernier outperforms Koskinen next season, so if Holland can re-acquire the veteran netminder on the cheap, it could make sense for the Oilers.
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