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Brian Elliott and Jake Allen will split starts during first month

The St. Louis Blues picked Jake Allen as their goaltender during the playoffs last season, leading many to believe that he was the team’s top goaltender. Some solid play from Brian Elliott this preseason should have quieted that speculation, culminating with Elliott being named the starter for the opener against Edmonton. Though Elliott will lead the Blues out for the opener, Allen...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Allen stops 20, Blues take down Blackhawks 5-2

Jake Allen made 20 saves to help the Blues beat the Chicago Blackhawks 5-2. Dmitrij Jaskin, Troy Brouwer, Jori Lehtera, Kevin Shattenkirk and Kyle Brodziak scored for St. Louis. Dennis Rasmussen and Brandon Mashinter scored for Chicago, and Scott Darling made 19 saves. After regulation, the teams played a mandatory 3-on-3 overtime practice session. Neither team scored.
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7 days ago  |  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...
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April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Jake Allen the NHL’s Worst Playoff Goalie?

View image | The NHL playoffs begin this week.  I figured it’d be a good idea for TopSportsReport to have rankings to help fans understand the playoffs better, make their predictions better, and also, simply increase discussion surrounding this year’s playoffs. The goalie is one of the most important players on the ice, if not the most important.  Taking...
Via TopSportsReport
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues bracing for considerable challenge after recent woes against Canucks

The Vancouver Canucks are stumbling as they attempt to solidify their hold on an advantageous spot in the standings. The St. Louis Blues have fared even worse in their pursuit of home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs and would appear to face a considerable challenge Monday night given their recent woes against Vancouver. The Canucks (43-27-5) have dropped their past...
Via AP on Fox
March 29, 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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