The Dallas Stars have been somewhat of a kryptonite shard against Jordan Binnington. He only had five losses in the regular season and two of them came against the Stars.
Binnington allowed eight goals in three games against Dallas. He owns a rather unimpressive .879 save percentage and 2.76 goals against when playing the Stars. It is a small sample size, but a little worrying.
That said, this is Binnington. He honestly seems to sweat no one and nothing.
Binnington proved he was a playoff goaltender in the Winnipeg series. Other people might disagree, but I do not feel he truly stole games, but he definitely was a huge reason the Blues won that series.
The Jets kept coming and coming, no matter the situation. Binnington kept his composure and made stop after stop. In the entire series, there was only one (maybe two if you are picky) goals that you could say he should have had. Most of the goals against Binnington were ones nobody was going to stop.
So, despite Dallas’ dominance against his team and putting up good numbers against him, he probably does not think about it. Binnington is going to do his homework and look for ways to improve, but I do not think he is in the film room, pouring over footage, trying to figure out why Dallas scored so many goals.
Binnington is going to go into this series like any other and that’s what has made him successful. He does not treat any game or any series like it has any more significance than the other.