Blues' Schwartz, Binnington set franchise marks in Game 5 win vs. Sharks
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For St. Louis Blues netminder Jordan Binnington and forward Jaden Schwartz, Game 5 of the Western Conference Final against the San Jose Sharks was a night to remember.

With 21 saves in the Blues' 5-0 victory, Binnington became the first rookie goaltender in the franchise's history to record a shutout in the playoffs, according to NHL Public Relations. The 25-year-old's 11 wins this postseason also marks a franchise record for most in a single playoff run.

For Schwartz, he continued his incredible run with his second hat trick of the postseason, becoming the first player in franchise history to record multiple three-goal efforts in the same playoff run. The last NHLer to accomplish this feat was Detroit Red Wings forward Johan Franzen in 2008.

With just 11 goals in 69 regular-season contests, Schwartz has come alive at the perfect time, as he leads the Blues with 12 goals this postseason and has a chance to break Brett Hull's franchise record of 13 in a single playoff run.

St. Louis is now one win away from its first Stanley Cup Final appearance since 1970 after being in last place in the NHL on Jan. 3.

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