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Halak Sets Franchise Shutout Record

Saturday, 10.05.2013 / 9:45 PM / 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
1 ANA 66 42 17 7 196 179 91
2 NSH 65 41 17 7 193 158 89
3 STL 63 40 18 5 197 159 85
4 CHI 64 38 21 5 188 152 81
5 WPG 65 32 21 12 180 175 76
6 VAN 63 36 24 3 182 173 75
7 MIN 63 34 22 7 179 163 75
8 CGY 63 34 25 4 178 162 72
9 LAK 63 30 21 12 171 164 72
10 SJS 65 32 25 8 185 183 72
11 COL 64 28 25 11 170 183 67
12 DAL 64 28 26 10 199 212 66
13 ARI 64 20 37 7 139 218 47
14 EDM 64 18 36 10 145 213 46

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
V. Tarasenko 63 31 30 27 61
A. Steen 61 19 32 6 51
J. Schwartz 56 20 27 13 47
T. Oshie 55 17 27 11 44
D. Backes 62 21 22 4 43
K. Shattenkirk 49 8 32 18 40
P. Stastny 55 12 25 11 37
J. Lehtera 56 9 24 13 33
A. Pietrangelo 63 6 27 -2 33
P. Berglund 59 8 12 -2 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
B. Elliott 20 9 2 .921 2.20
J. Allen 17 6 3 .903 2.55

 
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