Allen yielded one goal on 38 shots in Sunday's 2-1 round-robin shootout loss to the Stars. Allen came within a minute of a shutout before Joe Pavelski scored while the Stars had an extra attacker. In the shootout, Allen allowed the lone tally to Denis Gurianov to take the loss in his lone round-robin appearance. The Blues will be the fourth seed in the Western Conference, and they'll face the Vancouver Canucks. It's expected Jordan Binnington will handle virtually all of the Blues' goaltending duties during the playoffs.
Allen will guard the cage during Sunday's round-robin finale against Dallas, Alex Ferrario of 101 ESPN reports. Allen was pretty solid during the regular season, posting a 13-7-3 record while registering a 2.56 GAA and .912 save percentage in 50 appearances. Sunday's contest could represent his only start of this postseason, as Jordan Binnington looked fantastic during St. Louis' round-robin opener against the Avalanche on Sunday and, barring an injury, will almost certainly be the only goaltender the Blues turn to after round-robin play wraps up.
Allen allowed one goal on 27 shots in a 4-2 win over the Ducks on Wednesday. The game was rescheduled from Feb. 11, when Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester suffered a cardiac episode. Allen did a solid job in the contest, posting his fourth straight win. The 29-year-old goalie improved to 12-6-3 with a 2.15 GAA and a .927 save percentage in 24 appearances. He continues to do well in a limited role behind regular starter Jordan Binnington.
Allen is slated to take on the Ducks in Anaheim on Wednesday, Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic reports. Allen posted a stellar shutout effort against the Blackhawks in his last outing Sunday, opening the door for a return to the crease following the back end of a back-to-back set Monday. He'll indeed get that opportunity in Anaheim and could carve out a slightly larger role down the stretch if he continues to perform well when given the opportunity. Even if that's the case, Jordan Binnington has played well enough to get plenty of looks in net as well.
Allen stopped all 29 shots during Sunday's 2-0 win in Chicago, giving the Blues' netminder his second shutout of the season. Since losing three straight, Allen has reeled off three straight victories and is 11-6-3 with a 2.20 GAA and .925 save percentage across 23 appearances this season. Playing behind Jordan Binnington, Allen is unlikely to see many opportunities down the stretch.
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