⭐️⭐️⭐️ – Jordan Binnington
The St. Louis Blues goaltender backstopped his team to a massive victory to distinguish the Calgary Flames. Although the Blues unleashed a 40-shot performance on David Rittich, they were unable to get the puck past Binnington throughout the sixty-minute game on Thursday. It was Binnington’s best performance of the season and was his first shutout of the season as well. Binnington improved his record to 11-3-4 and sits with a .926 SV% and a 2.19 GAA.
⭐️⭐️ – Aaron Ekblad
Another thrilling comeback victory took place for the Panthers in Florida on Thursday. The Panthers overcame a four goal deficit to defeat the Anaheim Ducks in overtime. In the last couple minutes of the second, Brett Connolly would score a pair of goals to put his team within reach of the comeback.
After Connolly got the ball rolling for the Panthers, Aaron Ekblad then did the rest. The former first overall pick scored the first goal of the third period to cut the Ducks lead to just one goal. He then recorded the primary assist on the Panthers’ next goal which would tie the game up. The game then went into overtime where Ekblad completed the Panthers comeback by scoring the game-winning goal.
⭐️ – Zach Sanford
With a four-point performance on Thursday night against the Calgary Flames, American forward and left-winger Zach Sanford had himself a night to remember at Enterprise Center. The Blues shutout the struggling Flames by a final score of 5-0 and Sanford led his team with regards to scoring with one goal and three assists. He got St. Louis on the board in the first proved to be the Blues game-winning goal.
The 25-year-old would then go on to record two primary assists on the Blues second and fourth goals. His fourth point would be a secondary assist on St. Louis’ fifth and final goal of the game. The Blues 5-0 victory would be Zach Sanford’s first career four-point game.