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Hitchcock puts conservative goaltending in check

Hockey coaches have often been considered too conservative when it comes to pulling their goalies in attempt to gain back advantage at the end of hockey games. Thursday night during Game 3 of the Western Conference Final in San Jose, St. Louis Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock eschewed that conservative stigma, pulling Jake Allen off the ice in favor of an extra attacker with five minutes...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
May 23, 2016  |  Discuss

St. Louis Blues set to start Jake Allen in Game 4 desperation move

The St. Louis Blues haven’t been this close to the Stanley Cup since 1991, and head coach Ken Hitchcock sees his team with their back to the wall once again. After going down 2-1 in the Western Conference finals to the San Jose Sharks, the Blues are literally looking to throw the kitchen sink at the wall as Hitchcock announced the pulling of starting goaltender Brian Elliot in...
Via The Comeback
May 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Jake Allen Makes Key Save On Second-Chance Opportunity Vs. Bruins (Video)

Jake Allen shut out the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night in the St. Louis Blues’ 2-0 win at TD Garden. But he had at least one close call at a key point in the game. Zdeno Chara ripped one on goal from the point, which created a juicy rebound for Brad Marchand. Marchand got off a backhanded one-timer, but Allen read the play beautifully and made the save. Hear NESN’s Andy Brickley...
Via NESN.com
December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Jake Allen makes controversial save of the year

The term “save of the year” is thrown around a lot, but Jake Allen’s robbery on Marko Dano may deserve the label. The puck may have actually been over the line, but like the Braden Holtby situation from the other night, it’s not a goal unless there’s conclusive evidence that the puck is actually over the line inside the glove. Allen’s big mitt even fooled the Blues announcers...
Via Puck Drunk Love
November 14, 2015  |  Discuss

After a shaky start, Jake Allen has been outstanding in net

Jake Allen started the 2015-16 season with mixed results. His numbers weren’t awful, but he looked a bit shaky in net while allowing nine goals over his first three games. These initial outings were a bit worrisome as Allen seemed to be moving a bit too much in net, resulting in him being well out of position should the puck rebound or take a deflection. Those worries have been...
Via Frozen Notes
November 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues goaltender Jake Allen signs two-year contract

St. Louis Blues GM Doug Armstrong announced Friday the club has signed goaltender Jake Allen to a two-year contract. Allen, 24, led all rookie goaltenders with 22 wins (22-7-4) this past season, while recording a  2.28 goals against average and a .913 save percentage. For his efforts, he was named to the NHL's All-Rookie Team for the second time in his career. In addition, he tied...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Ken Hitchcock says he won’t change goalies, immediately changes his mind

Hockey is sometimes painfully ironic. The latest example of that was when Ken Hitchcock was interviewed on the bench and reiterated that he wasn’t going to make a goalie change after Jake Allen coughed up a soft goal against the Wild. Hitchcock said that Allen is a young guy who is learning and the team has to stick with him. Approximately 30 seconds and another soft goal later...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Jake Allen is excited to learn from Brian Elliott

Jake Allen will finally have his chance to prove himself at the NHL level in 2014-15. Barring any major surprises, he’ll start the year as the secondary option behind Brian Elliott. Though he made a brief cameo in 2012-13, Allen will find himself in a regular role for the first time this season. While some goaltenders might be frustrated to be in the backup role to start the year...
Via Frozen Notes
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Armstrong: Jake Allen will be with the Blues in 2014-15

The St. Louis goaltending picture for 2014-15 is a cloudy one. Will the Blues retain Ryan Miller? What does the future hold for Brian Elliott? Will the team bring in an entirely new face between the pipes? What about Jake Allen? Today, Doug Armstrong answered one of those questions. Jake Allen will be with the Blues at the NHL level in 2014-15. Doug Armstrong: "Jake Allen is going...
Via Frozen Notes
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Jake Allen named AHL’s most outstanding goaltender ☆

Jake Allen quietly had an outstanding season with the Chicago Wolves of the AHL. While Blues fans had their attention locked on the goaltending situation at the NHL level after the Blues made a major trade to bring in Ryan Miller, Allen closed out a stellar campaign which resulted him in being named the AHL’s best netminder as judged by coaches, players and members of the media...
Via Frozen Notes
April 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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