ST. LOUIS — The NHL really did save the best for last in the "Save Streak" competition at the All-Star skills challenge.
It came down to hometown favorite Jordan Binnington to save 10 shots in a row to win the event.
No surprise, Binnington came up clutch.
Earlier in the challenge, Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vaslievskiy saved nine shots in a row.
Nobody was able to match the Lightning netminder until Binnington took his place between the pipes as the last goalie to compete. Binnington allowed an early goal but then restarted his streak in no time.
The highlight of Binnington's performance no doubt came against San Jose's Tomas Hertl. Hertl donned a Justin Bieber mask while the pop star's music was blaring over the Enterprise Center speakers. (Of course, Binnington and the real Justin Bieber have actually agreed to face off in a shootout challenge in real life.) Binnington was able to stop the faux Bieber and continue his streak.
When Binnington reached nine in a row, the crowd came to a roar as Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl moved in. Binnington turned him away, too, to win the event.
I guess there's just something about Jordan Binnington coming up clutch at Enterprise Center.