|Date of Birth||7/11/1993|
|Height, Weight||6'1", 174 lbs|
|From||Richmond Hill, ON|
|Drafted||2011 - Rd 3|
Binnington will guard the goal during Thursday's home clash with the Coyotes, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports.
Binnington was unbeatable in his last start Tuesday against the Devils, stopping all 17 shots he faced en route to a 3-0 victory. The 26-year-old netminder will attempt to secure his 26th win of the season in a home matchup with an Arizona team that's only averaging 2.39 goals per game on the road this campaign, 26th in the NHL.
Binnington recorded a 17-save shutout in Tuesday's 3-0 win over the Devils.
Binnington had no trouble in dispatching the Metropolitan Division's worst team. It's his second shutout of the year and the seventh of his career. The win snapped a four-game skid for the 26-year-old, who is now 25-11-7 with a 2.66 GAA and a .910 save percentage through 43 starts. Quality of opponent not withstanding, it's a positive sign to see Binnington back in the win column. He'll try to build some momentum in his next start, either Thursday against the Coyotes or Friday in Dallas.
Binnington will guard the cage during Tuesday's home game against New Jersey, Amanda Stein of the Devils' official site reports.
Binnington has struggled recently, suffering four consecutive defeats while posting a sub-par 3.47 GAA and .896 save percentage. The 26-year-old backstop will attempt to get back on track in a favorable home matchup with a Devils team that's 12-16-0 on the road this year.
Binnington stopped 22 of 24 shots Sunday in a 2-1 loss to the Predators.
A snipe by Nashville's Kyle Turris in the final minutes of regulation handed Binnington his fourth straight loss, the last three of which have come by a single goal. On the positive side, it was the first start in which Binnington allowed less than three goals since Jan. 15. On the negative side, the 26-year-old has just two wins in his last 10 starts (2-5-3). He'll try to right the ship Tuesday at home against a New Jersey squad that traded forward Blake Coleman and defenseman Andy Greene in separate deals Sunday.
Binnington is the projected starter for Sunday's road game versus the Predators, Robby Stanley of NHL.com reports.
Binnington has allowed three or more goals in eight straight games, but he played quite well Thursday by steering away 46 of 52 shots in an overtime loss to Vegas. He'll look to bounce back on the second game of a home-and-home series against the Preds, who won Saturday's clash 4-3 with Jake Allen in net for the Blues.