St. Louis Blues goaltender Jaroslav Halak has done something no other Blues goalie has done before; put up 17 shutouts. Not even hall of famer goalie Glen Hall had 17 shutouts with the team; he managed to get just 16 from 1967-71.
Halak set the franchise record with a 7-0 win over the Florida Panthers on Saturday. Halak was very humble after the game, and didn’t take all the credit for the record.
He [Hall] was a great goaltender and he’s in the Hall of Fame. It’s a special feeling. I’m glad I was able to pass him, but I couldn’t have done it without my teammates.
It’s his 17th shutout with the Blues, but it was Halak’s 28th career shutout, which is another impressive feat in it of itself.
Speaking of impressive performances, the Blue’s seven goal margin of victory was the largest since March of 2011, when St. Louis beat Detroit 10-3.
Here are some of the game notes according to The Associated Press:
St. Louis improved to 10-3-1 at home against Florida, outscoring the Panthers 40-18. … Florida began the season with four successive road games for the first time in franchise history. … St. Louis played host to an Eastern Conference opponent for the first time since facing Boston on Feb. 22, 2012. …The Blues have killed off all 11 penalties this season.