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.
Allen will start in goal against Buffalo on Monday, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports. In his first 10 games, Allen put up a ridiculous 1.53 goals against average and .950 save percentage while going 7-3-0, but he has really struggled in the five games since (3.19 goals against average, .878 save percentage). However, Allen did have one exceptional performance during this span, coming November 19 against the very Buffalo Sabres he will take on Monday. Buffalo is a young team that struggles to score (2.10 goals per game) and Allen should be able to turn in another solid performance.
On Saturday night, Allen allowed three regulation goals to the Red Wings and faltered in overtime. Blues defenseman Colton Parayko picked up an interference penalty against Mike Green in overtime, which gave the Wings an extra skater and ultimately the win on a Teemu Pulkkinen slapshot goal. As for Allen, it was his first overtime loss and now his record stands at 9-4-1 on the season.
Allen will start in the crease Saturday against the Red Wings, Jeremy Rutherford of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. Allen posted another solid performance Thursday night, stopping 32 of the 34 shots he faced to earn his ninth win of the season. He ranks among the top five in both save percentage (.935) and GAA (1.91) among qualified netminders, and will look to add a third win to his current streak Saturday against a Red Wings club averaging just 2.21 goals per game.
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