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Binnington backstops Blues to franchise record-tying 10th straight win

Rookie NHL goalie Jordan Binnington made 31 saves and the St. Louis Blues posted their third straight shutout, beating the hometown Minnesota Wild 4-0 on Sunday for their 10th straight victory.

Rookie goaltender turns aside 31 Wild shots for 4th shutout in 14 starts

Blues netminder Jordan Binnington made 31 saves for his fourth shutout in 14 starts this season in Sunday's 4-0 victory over the Wild. St. Louis extended its win streak to 10 games. (Harry How/Getty Images/File)

​The hottest team in the NHL keeps on winning, with a rookie goaltender helping to make history along the way.

Jordan Binnington made 31 saves and the St. Louis Blues posted their third straight shutout, beating the hometown Minnesota Wild 4-0 on Sunday for their 10th straight win.

Binnington made 21 saves to blank Arizona on Thursday, and Jake Allen stopped 32 shots in a 3-0 win against Colorado on Saturday. St. Louis hasn't allowed a goal in 187:16, since late in an 8-3 win over New Jersey on Tuesday.

"It's all good stuff," Blues interim coach Craig Berube said. "Players are doing a great job, they're going out and executing every night and playing hard and doing the right things."

Vladimir Tarasenko had a goal and two assists and Ryan O'Reilly, Vince Dunn and Brayden Schenn also scored to help St. Louis match the best winning streak in franchise history, completed in January 2002.

The run also ties the Blues for the longest streak in the NHL this season. The Blues have won eight straight on the road, their best such run since taking 10 straight in 2000.

'It's fun to be a Blues fan now'

Alex Stalock stopped 26 shots for Minnesota in his first action since Feb. 2.

Binnington improved to 12-1-1 since making his first NHL start on Jan. 7 with four shutouts on the road.

"I think everyone's happy as a team for that, and it just shows how good we're playing as a team," Binnington said. "I think it's fun to be a Blues fan now."

A wide-open Tarasenko scored the first goal 5:08 into the first period. The power-play tally extended Tarasenko's career-high points streak to 12 games. He has 11 goals and 11 assists during the streak.

"He's pretty good, as you can see," Binnington said of Tarasenko. "He's got a good shot, everyone knows, and it's fun to watch him. I'm happy to be on this side of it."

Tarasenko also had an assist on O'Reilly's goal later in the first for his 400th NHL point. He also picked up the assist on Schenn's second-period goal that put St. Louis up 4-0. Schenn fired the puck off Wild defenceman Nick Seeler, who slid into the net and took the puck with him.

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