Halak Sets Franchise Shutout Record

Saturday, 10.5.2013 / 8:45 PM CT / St Louis Blues - News
By Chris Pinkert  - St. Louis Blues
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Halak Sets Franchise Shutout Record
Jaroslav Halak has set a new Blues franchise record with his 17th shutout as a Blue.

ST. LOUIS – Blues goaltender Jaroslav Halak made 19 saves and set a new franchise record with his 17th shutout as the Blues beat the Florida Panthers 7-0 on Saturday night at Scottrade Center.

Halak surpassed the previous mark set by Glenn Hall, who posted 16 shutouts in 140 games as a Blue from 1968 to 1971.

Halak, 28, recorded his 17th shutout in just his 121st game as a Blue, giving him a shutout per games played ratio of one in every 7.12 starts, which leads all NHL goaltenders since he joined the Blues in June 2010.

The Bratislava, Slovakia native began his Blues career on a torrid pace, posting three shutouts in his first nine games, eclipsing Jacques Plante as the quickest goaltender in club history to record three shutouts (Plante recorded three shutouts in 11 games in 1968).

In 2011-12, Halak and goaltending tandem partner Brian Elliott crafted a record-setting season en route to capturing the second Jennings Trophy in franchise history. The pair tied a modern day NHL record and set a new Blues franchise record for combined shutouts in a single season (15), while they also became the first tandem in NHL history to each record at least six shutouts in the same season.

A former ninth round pick by the Montreal Canadiens in 2003, Halak is climbing several other goaltending categories in franchise history. His 61 career wins are just two shy of tying Manny Legace for eighth while he sits just one shy of Vincent Riendeau for 10th on the all-time games played list.

In addition, Halak currently owns the franchise’s second-best career save percentage (.916) and the fifth best goals-against average (2.23).

Blues All-Time Shutout Leaders

1. Jaroslav Halak - 17

2. Glenn Hall - 16

3. Roman Turek - 13

4. Brian Elliott - 12

5. Brent Johnson - 12

6. Grant Fuhr - 11

7. Manny Legace - 10

8. Jacques Plante - 10

9. Mike Liut - 10

10. Greg Millen - 9

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
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2 x - NSH 78 47 22 9 224 193 103
3 STL 76 46 23 7 229 190 99
4 CHI 76 46 24 6 217 176 98
5 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
6 VAN 77 45 27 5 224 208 95
7 CGY 77 42 28 7 229 204 91
8 WPG 77 39 26 12 217 204 90
9 LAK 76 37 25 14 201 192 88
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SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
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A. Steen 73 24 38 6 62
J. Schwartz 69 24 32 12 56
D. Backes 75 25 29 6 54
T. Oshie 67 19 33 13 52
P. Stastny 68 14 29 3 43
A. Pietrangelo 76 6 36 -6 42
J. Lehtera 69 11 29 16 40
K. Shattenkirk 51 8 32 15 40
P. Berglund 71 9 13 -7 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
B. Elliott 24 14 3 .919 2.20
J. Allen 19 6 4 .906 2.45

 
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