Allen allowed a goal on four shots in relief of Jordan Binnington in Saturday's 7-2 loss to the Bruins in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Finals. He hadn't played since April 3, instead serving as Binnington's backup for the entirety of the playoffs to this point. Allen was not tested much and failed to rise to the occasion in his 24:28 of a lost cause. With that said, it is plausible Allen could see more time if the Blues get desperate now that they trail the Bruins 2-1 in the Cup finals.
Allen stopped 35 of 38 shots in regulation and overtime, and two of three shootout attempts, in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Blackhawks. The 28-year-old has started just two of the last eight games, and Allen missed a chance in this one to put the Blues in a virtual tie with the Preds and Jets for first place in the Central Division. St. Louis has two games remaining on their schedule, but look for Jordan Binnington to get the nod in both.
Allen will start in goal Wednesday against host Chicago, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports. Allen's fantasy value has been squashed by burgeoning netminder Jordan Binnington, though the former picked up a confidence-boosting 25-save win over the Devils last Saturday. He'll now field shots from a Blackhawks team has lost two straight games but ranks ninth in home scoring (3.31 goals per game).
Allen made 25 saves in a 3-2 overtime win over the Devils on Saturday. It was Allen's first win since March 7; he is 1-1-2 since then with just nine goals allowed. The Blues are Jordan Binnington's team now and that seems to fit Allen's game just fine. He just doesn't seem to be able to carry the weight of starting in the NHL.
Allen will patrol the road crease for Saturday's game against the Devils. Allen will draw his fifth start in the month of March, and is 1-2-2 to go along with a 2.17 GAA and .920 save percentage in that span. The 28-year-old will draw a nice matchup against an offense that ranks 26th in the league in goals per game this season (2.67). Allen is 6-0-0 to go along with a .952 save percentage and 1.17 GAA in six career starts against New Jersey.
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