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by Paul on 03/28/12 at 12:11 PM ET
ST. LOUIS – With a 3-0 victory over Nashville Tuesday night at Scottrade Center, the Blues set a new franchise record with their 30th home win of the season, surpassing the previous mark (29) set by the 1980-81 team. The Blues also tied a modern era (since 1967-68) NHL record with their 15th shutout overall this season and set a new team record for consecutive shutout minutes. In addition, Brian Elliott set a new single-season Blues record with his ninth shutout of the year as well as set a new personal best and Blues record for consecutive shutout minutes. Elliott also tied a Blues record for most consecutive shutout games with his third in a row.
Elliott’s ninth shutout broke the previous franchise mark set by Glenn Hall in 1968-69 and leads the NHL this season. In addition, he set a new personal best and a new Blues record with 186:33 of consecutive shutout minutes passing the previous mark of 186:15 by Manny Legace in 2007-08 (regular season record). He also tied a club record with his third consecutive shutout game, a standard first set by Greg Millen in 1988-89.
The Blues’ 15th shutout overall, a combination of Elliott’s nine and Jaroslav Halak’s six, increased their franchise best and equaled the modern era record set by the 1969-70 Chicago Blackhawks. Dating back to the third period on Wednesday, March 21 vs. Anaheim, the Blues have played a franchise record 190:42 of consecutive shutout minutes eclipsing the previous record stretch of 184:47 in 1988-89. In addition, The Blues have allowed just 147 goals this season (including team shootout goals) and are closing in on the 82-game record for fewest goals allowed of 164 set by the 2003-04 New Jersey Devils.
Blues Career Shutout Leaders
1. Glenn Hall 16
2. Jaroslav Halak 13
3. Roman Turek 13
4. Brent Johnson 12
5. Grant Fuhr 11
6. Manny Legace 10
7. Jacques Plante 10
8. Mike Liut 10
9. Brian Elliott 9
10. Greg Millen 9
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