Hutton will defend the net for Tuesday night's showdown against the Senators, Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic St. Louis reports. Despite beginning the season as the Blues' backup, Hutton has essentially forced his way into the starting role over Jake Allen and will make his eighth start in the last 10 games despite getting shelled his last time out, allowing three goals on 12 shots to the bottom-dwelling Coyotes. The 32-year-old will look to turn it around against an Ottawa squad that has lost four of its last five.
Hutton allowed three goals on 12 shots and was chased from the net in a 5-2 loss to the Coyotes on Saturday. So much for the slam dunk DFS or streaming play against the league's worst team. The Coyotes scored three times in just 7:06 against Hutton, who exited in favor of former Blues starter Jake Allen. Prior to Saturday, Hutton was an incredible 10-3-1 with a .943 save percentage and 1.73 GAA this season. By far, this was his worst performance of 2017-18. In light of this poor night, it will be interesting to see if the Blues give another opportunity to Allen to reclaim the net.
Hutton will defend the cage at home against the Coyotes on Saturday, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports. When Hutton was with the Predators, he'd expressed frustration with his scant role as the backup to Pekka Rinne. However, he's since thrived in St. Louis, supplanting Jake Allen to claim a starter's role for the first time in his career. It'll be interesting to see how long that lasts, but it's difficult to argue with the way that Hutton's been playing this season -- we're talking about a 10-3-1 record to complement a skinny 1.72 GAA and .943 shooting percentage. Hutton certainly will be a trendy play in DFS, as the league's worst team takes aim at him in this next contest.
Hutton cruised to victory with 20 saves in Thursday's 4-1 win over Ottawa. Hutton came in with a 1.68 GAA and .947 save percentage over his past 10 appearances, and he only strengthened his grip on the top job over Jake Allen with this performance. St. Louis made life easy for Hutton here, holding a 37-21 edge in shots overall while allowing no more than eight in any period. Hutton's value has shot up tremendously over the course of the season, as the former backup's slowly morphed into a strong starting option.
Hutton will patrol the crease against the Senators in Ottawa on Thursday, Jeremy Rutherford of The Athletic St. Louis reports. Hutton has seemingly overtaken Jake Allen as the No. 1 goalie for the Notes, having posted a 5-1-1 record, 1.68 GAA and .947 save percentage over his last 10 appearances. The Senators only rank 22nd offensively, so we like his chances of keeping the hot streak alive.
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