Allen allowed just a single goal Saturday in a 3-1 win over the Blue Jackets. He has four wins in his last six games and his record stands at 11-4-2 with three shutouts. Allen was the goalie of the future in St. Lewis, but the 25-year-old is the goalie of now. He's a solid activation.
Allen will be in net Saturday, facing shots from the Blue Jackets at home, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post Dispatch reports. Allen has only seen the Blue Jackets three times in his career, having posted a 1-1-0 record, 3.16 GAA and .877 save percentage against them. Those numbers are poor, but Allen has been hard to solve this campaign based on a 2.10 GAA and .928 save percentage which ranks ninth and seventh respectively.
Allen rejected 30 of 34 shots and was handed a 4-3 overtime loss to the Penguins on Wednesday night. Allen had problems solving a few of the Pens' best players Wednesday. He was beaten twice by Sidney Crosby in regulation -- once while the Blues were shorthanded -- and Evgeni Malkin showed him up with a slick goal in the 3-on-3 overtime frame. It's the second overtime loss for Allen in his past three starts but his rate stats (2.10 GAA, .928 save percentage) rank 10th and eighth respectively.
Allen will be in the crease in Wednesday's game against the Penguins, NHL.com's Lou Korac reports. Allen has played well of late, posting a 3-0-1 record with a 2.16 GAA and .917 save percentage in his last four appearances. He'll look to secure a second straight win Wednesday against a Penguins club that has been surprisingly poor offensively this season, averaging just 2.20 goals scored per game, fourth worst in the NHL.
Allen turned away 24 of 25 shots in Monday's 2-1 win over Buffalo. Allen goes back to the win column after a tough overtime loss to Detroit last Saturday in which he allowed four goals on 32 shots. The 25-year-old is playing with determination this season and it has translated in a 1.98 GAA and .932 save percentage thus far.
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