Found February 18, 2013 on
On Friday night, Jake Allen made national headlines for the miraculous stick save he made in the St. Louis Blues 5-2 victory over the Calgary Flames. Allen's save against the Flames is likely the save of the season thus far in the NHL.
Allen started for the third night in the row between the pipe for head coach Ken Hitchcock and was at it against on Sunday night against the Vancouver Canucks. Allen once again an incredible save, this time, with the stakes a bit higher and with the game on the line.
In overtime, Canucks forward Alex Burrows scooped up a loose puck and dodged past Blues defenseman Ian Cole in towards Allen for a breakaway.
Burrows deeked and make a nice move, but Allen stood firm and made an incredible glove save on the attempt.
Allen now has made two highlight reel saves on consecutive nights for the Blues and has helped lead the team to three consecutive victories.
Unfortunatley for Allen, despite his great play, his time may be up in St. Louis for now as...
BEST OF MAXIM
After winning the first two games of their current road trip, the St. Louis Blues headed to Vancouver to take on the Canucks with hopes of sweeping the three-game road trip. Thanks to a gritty second period effort and another miraculous save in overtime by rookie goalie Jake Allen, the Blues were able to beat the Canucks 4-3 in shootouts.
The Blues fell behind early as Canucks...
If any team is going to be successful they need more than just their stars to perform. Everyone on the team has be able to step into the breach and save the team when it needs it. The St. Louis Blues just endured a terrible five game losing streak after starting goalie Jaro Halak went down with an injury. Backup Brian Elliot, who shared the Jennings Trophy for the best goalie...
The St. Louis Blues came away with a huge victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday evening in part because of the play made by forward Vladimir Sobotka in the third period. Sobotka had chased down a puck in the corner and fired it towards the net, off the backside of center Patrik Berglund, and in to the net to give the Blues what was then a 3-2 lead.
Sobotka did not get credit...
Friday night, Jake Allen was fresh off of his first NHL start and first NHL win, a 4-3 overtime victory against the Detroit Red Wings. Jaden Schwartz and Patrik Berglund had given him a 2-0 lead against the Calgary Flames to work with, but it very nearly became a 2-1 lead. "Very nearly," because this happened:
Poor T.J. Brodie. Here he...
St. Louis Blues forward Ryan Reaves can throw some heavy punches, and Vancouver Canucks forward Aaron Volpatti was on the receiving end of quite a few of those bombs on Sunday night. Reaves and Volpatti both stand at about 6’1″ 190 lbs and are quite the experienced fighters. This was their first tilt against one another and they looked like some Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots...
St. Louis Blues rookie goalie Jake Allen made only his second start of his career on Friday in the Blues' 5-2 win over the Calgary Flames, but it was a start he will likely remember for a very long time.
Not only was it Allen's second consecutive win between the pipes for the Blues, but the 22 year old rookie from Fredericton. New Brunswick may not make a better save during...
St. Louis Blues' forward Ryan Reaves has shown that he is more than just a fighter with his play during the past two seasons. Reaves has been a big reason why the Blues' fourth line is likely the best fourth line in the league and a line that head coach Ken Hitchcock trusts in nearly any situation.
While Reaves is certainly more than just a fighter, he can, and will, oblige...
Jake Allen was making only his second NHL start in goal last night, but the St. Louis Blues netminder already has a stick save for the ages.
The rookie backstop didn't let the sweet passing of the Calgary Flames — a highlight in itself — distract his hand-and-eye coordination as he stopped the Flames' T.J. Brodie from scoring on what looked like an open shot. Allen...
St. Louis Blues (8-5-1, 17 points â 5th) vs. Vancouver Flames (8-3-2, 18 points â 3rd)
Game Time: 9:00pm Central
Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC
Tale of the Tape
Goals per game: St. Louis 2nd (3.36 GPG), Vancouver 13th (2.77 GPG)
Goals allowed per game: St. Louis T-23rd (3.14 GPG), Vancouver 4th (2.08 GPG)
Shots per game: St. Louis...
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- T.J. Oshie and Andy McDonald each scored in regulation and in the shootout to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 4-3 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday night.
Vladimir Sobotka also scored for St. Louis, which swept its three-game road swing after losing five straight games.
Blues rookie goaltender Jake Allen made 28 saves and stopped the...
Friday night was one of the best games of the year right up unti the Canucks lost, overshadowing Hank’s big night and Ryan Kesler‘s return.
The loss will make the Canucks hungry to grab two points against the emerging powerhouse St Louis Blues and began another win streak anew.
Matchup: Vancouver Canucks (8 – 3 – 2) v St Louis Blues (8 – 5– 1)
The St. Louis Blues bested the Vancouver Canucks in a shootout on Sunday night thanks to an outstanding performance by rookie goaltender Jake Allen and shootout goals from T.J. Oshie and Andy McDonald. Oshie's shootout goal was a brilliant shot through the legs of Luongo, freezing the Vancouver goaltender in place. The goal was one of the most bizarre we've seen in a shootout...