"There's a little bit of that bad taste in my mouth about the outcome last year," Binnington said after beating the Vancouver Canucks Tuesday, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Jim Thomas. "But he's (Elias Pettersson) a talented player, so it's good going up against some of the best."
Binnington finished second in voting for the Rookie of the Year award, losing out to Pettersson. The Blues goalie earned 18 first-place votes to the Canucks star's 151.
"Yeah," Binnington added when asked if he thinks he deserved to win the honor. "(But) they’ve got a good young team and some elite talent. He’s one of those guys, so it’s a lot of fun."
The two players aren't showing signs of slowing down in their sophomore seasons. Binnington sports an 8-2-3 record paired with a .921 save percentage and 2.43 GAA. Pettersson has six goals and 20 points in 15 games.