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Ken Hitchcock reiterates Brian Elliott is the starter

It’s that time of the year where every coaching decision is met with questions and speculation. Such was the case when Jake Allen started consecutive games to complete the Blues’ recent road trip. Is Allen the new number one? Has Ken Hitchcock lost his confidence in Brian Elliott. Simply, no and no. Hitchcock discussed the matter, as seen on STLToday: “Ells is the starter....
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Allen makes 28 saves to lead Blues past Stars

DALLAS -- Jake Allen made 28 saves for his fourth shutout this season, and Vladimir Tarasenko broke a scoreless game with a goal in the third period in the St. Louis Blues' 3-0 win over the Dallas Stars on Sunday. The Blues added a power-play goal by Alexander Steen and an empty-netter by T.J. Oshie in the final 3:15. It was Allen's fourth shutout of the season and the fifth of his...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Jake Allen developing slower than expected

Heading into the 2014-15 season, it was clear that Brian Elliott was the starting goaltender of the St. Louis Blues. At least, that’s what the Blues were preaching. Fans were content to debate which goaltender should be the top option in St. Louis. As the season started, the belief was that Elliott and Jake Allen would share a 60-40 split and that Allen may very well succeed Elliott...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues continue to make the most of life on the road

A five-game road swing to open a stretch with 11 of 14 away from home would be a difficult challenge for most clubs. That might not be the case for a St. Louis Blues team that's playing its best hockey on the road. After opening their trip with a victory, the Blues look to nail down their ninth win in 10 road games Saturday night with their fifth in a row at the Western Conference...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues extend point streak to 13 with shutout win over Sabres

  Jake Allen stopped 23 shots and the St. Louis Blues set a franchise record by extending their point streak to 13 games with a 3-0 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night. Dmitrij Jaskin scored on a wraparound late in the second period, and Vladimir Tarasenko tapped in David Backes' pass in the third period for St. Louis, which improved its run to 12-0-1. Jaden Schwartz added...
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February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Allen answers the call in unexpected return as Blues rally

ST. LOUIS -- The Blues' youngest goaltender emphatically put to rest any concerns about how he'd handle extended time on the bench while two established teammates played in front of him. A rough start for St. Louis and Brian Elliott Saturday night forced Jake Allen into emergency action for the first time in two weeks, by far his longest stretch out of the net all season. If he...
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January 11, 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...
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April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

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