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Jordan Binnington named NHL’s first star of the week

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This is the second time the goalie has been honored with a mention in the top three.

NHL: Nashville Predators at St. Louis Blues Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Less than a month ago, Jordan Binnington was named the NHL’s second star of the week for going 3-0-0 and putting up a 0.67 GAA and a .974 SV%. That was a very good week for Binnasty.

This go round, the NHL’s named Binnington the first star of the week ahead of Patrice Bergeron and Dylan Strome.

From the NHL’s press release:

Binnington went 3-0-0 with a 1.31 goals-against average, .954 save percentage and one shutout to lift the Blues (27-22-5, 59 points) to their sixth straight win overall and into the first Wild Card position in the Western Conference. He made 22 saves in a 3-2 victory over the Florida Panthers Feb. 5. Binnington then stopped all 32 shots he faced for his second career shutout in a 1-0 overtime win against the Tampa Bay Lightning Feb. 7. He added 29 saves in a 3-2 triumph over the Nashville Predators Feb. 9. The 25-year-old Richmond Hill, Ont., native - who made his first NHL start Jan. 7 after being selected in the third round (87th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft - has appeared in 13 games this season, compiling a 9-1-1 record with a 1.72 goals-against average and .931 save percentage. Binnington, who is 5-0-0 in his past five contests dating to Jan. 23 (1.38 GAA, .942 SV%, 1 SO), is the sixth rookie in St. Louis history to post a five-game winning streak and first since current teammate Jake Allen from March 7-16, 2013 (5-0-0).

Not half bad.