Allen stopped 31 of 35 shots in a 4-3 overtime loss to Edmonton on Monday.
Connor McDavid beat Allen on a breakaway 2:42 into the extra session to extend the netminder's winless skid to four games (0-3-1). Still, Allen did enough to help Montreal clinch a playoff berth by steering the game into overtime. Now 11-12-5 on the year with a 2.68 GAA and .907 save percentage, Allen will be tasked with Montreal's No. 1 goaltending duties in the playoffs as long as Carey Price (concussion) remains sidelined.
Allen will start Monday's game against the Oilers, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Allen continues to work in a starting role with Carey Price (concussion) still without a return timetable. The Canadiens need one point in their last two games or losses by both the Flames and Canucks to secure a postseason berth, so Allen could clinch a playoff spot for his team Monday. Doing so won't be easy, however, as he'll face the unenviable task of slowing down an offense led by runaway Hart Trophy favorite Connor McDavid, who has reached the 100-point mark in just 53 games.
Allen made 23 saves in a 3-2 loss to Toronto on Saturday.
His mates had given him a 2-0 lead, but he couldn't hold back the buzzsaw that was (and is) the Leafs. They came in waves. Allen will be the de facto playoff starter given Carey Price's (concussion) absence. He's going to have to steal games.
Allen will guard the road cage during Saturday's matchup with the Maple Leafs, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Allen struggled in his last start Wednesday versus Ottawa, surrendering five goals on 34 shots en route to an ugly 5-1 defeat. The 30-year-old backstop will attempt to bounce back and earn his 12th win of the season in a road matchup with a Toronto team that's averaging 3.41 goals per game at home this campaign, seventh in the NHL.
Allen made 19 saves on 20 shots in relief of Cayden Primeau in Thursday's 5-2 loss to the Maple Leafs.
Allen stabilized the Canadiens' goaltending in the final two periods, although the offense wasn't able to overcome the deficit. The 30-year-old Allen remains at 11-11-4 with a 2.62 GAA and a .909 save percentage in 27 outings. Allen should be considered likely to start Saturday's rematch with the Leafs.
Allen gave up five goals on 34 shots in a 5-1 loss to Ottawa on Wednesday.
It was all Senators from start to finish and Allen's stat line bore the brunt of it, resulting in his worst single-game save percentage (.853) in nearly a month. Allen has given up three-plus goals in 10 of his last 13 starts and still hasn't been able to put together back-to-back wins since the start of February.
Allen will patrol the crease during Wednesday's road game versus the Senators, Pat Hickey of the Montreal Gazette reports.
Allen was sharp in his last start Monday against the Maple Leafs, stopping 27 of 29 shots en route to a 3-2 win. He'll attempt to extend his personal winning streak to three games in a road matchup with a surging Ottawa team that's won three of its last four games.
Allen kicked out 27 of 29 shots Monday in a 3-2 overtime win over the Maple Leafs.
Making another start in the absence of Carey Price (concussion), Allen yielded just a point shot to Morgan Rielly and a deflection by Auston Matthews to earn his third win in his last four starts. Allen hasn't been able to string together back-to-back wins in three months, yet he's generally provided steady goaltending whenever called upon.
Allen will get the starting nod at home versus Toronto on Monday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Allen continues to see the bulk of the starts with Carey Price (concussion) still unavailable and will be making his seventh appearance in the Habs' last nine contests. Regardless of how well Allen might perform down the stretch, Price figures to be the go-to guy between the pipes in the playoffs, assuming he is cleared to play.
Allen stopped 19 of 22 shots in Friday's 5-3 win over Winnipeg.
Allowing three goals is normally a ticket to a loss for the Canadiens, whose pop-gun offense hasn't helped Allen much while he's filled in for Carey Price (concussion). However, they dug deep Friday to come back from a 3-1 deficit and pull out the win for Allen, his fifth in the last 12 starts. He's allowed at least three goals in eight of those 12 games, while posting an .896 save percentage. It's unclear if Allen will start the second game of a back-to-back set Saturday against Ottawa.
Allen will get the starting nod at home versus Winnipeg on Friday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Allen has given up three or more goals in four of his last five contests while posting a disappointing .896 save percentage over that stretch. Since taking over for the injured Carey Price (concussion), Allen has managed just four wins in 11 games while posting a 2.94 GAA. Even with his recent sub-par performances, Allen will continue to serve as the preferred option between the pipes for Montreal until Price returns.
Allen allowed four goals on 29 shots in a 4-1 loss to Toronto on Wednesday.
Allen gave up goals to William Nylander and Auston Matthews in the game's opening nine minutes and the Canadiens were unable to crawl back. Allen, who hasn't strung together back-to-back victories since early February, dropped to 9-10-4 on the year with a 2.56 GAA and .911 save percentage.
Allen will patrol the crease during Wednesday's home game versus the Maple Leafs, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports.
Allen was sharp in his last start Monday against the Flames, turning aside 21 of 22 shots en route to a tidy 2-1 victory. The veteran backstop will attempt to earn his 10th win of the campaign in a tough home matchup with a Toronto team that's 16-6-2 on the road this year.
Allen made 21 saves in Monday's 2-1 win over the Flames.
Elias Lindholm beat him on the power play midway through the first period, but otherwise Allen shut down the Calgary offense. The 30-year-old netminder has alternated wins and losses over his last eight starts, perfectly mirroring his 9-9-4 record on the season, but his 2.49 GAA and .913 save percentage probably deserves a better mark.
Allen will start Monday's game in Calgary, Pat Steinberg of Flames Radio reports.
Allen gave up three goals in Friday's loss to the Flames, then watched Cayden Primeau give up four in Saturday's loss. With Carey Price (concussion) still lacking a return timeline, Allen will start the third of Montreal's three straight games against the Flames. Despite their recent success against Montreal, the Flames still rank in the bottom 10 offensively overall at 2.68 goals per game.
Allen gave up three goals on 30 shots in a 4-2 loss to the Flames on Friday. The fourth goal was an empty-netter.
Allen kept things close through two periods, but Sean Monahan had the decisive goal for the Flames in the third. The 30-year-old Allen slipped to 8-9-4 with a 2.57 GAA and a .912 save percentage in 21 contests. A starting goalie for Saturday's second half of a back-to-back with the Flames hasn't been named.
Allen will get the starting nod on the road against the Flames on Friday.
Allen will be making his ninth appearance in Montreal's last 10 contests, during which he's posted a 3-5-0 record and a 3.04 GAA. The 30-year-old netminder should continue to see the bulk of the workload while Carey Price (concussion) is sidelined, though a back-to-back could open up the opportunity for Cayden Primeau to start versus Calgary on Saturday.
Allen allowed three goals on 25 shots in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Oilers.
Allen leaked a couple of goals late in the third period, but he was able to hold on for the win. The 30-year-old netminder improved to 8-8-4 with a 2.54 GAA and a .912 save percentage in 20 appearances. Carey Price (concussion) is expected to miss at least a week, which makes Allen the No. 1 for the Canadiens in the meantime. He'll likely start again Friday in Calgary.
Allen will start Wednesday's game in Edmonton, NHL.com reports.
Allen will get the nod with Carey Price sidelined by a concussion. The backup has solid ratios (2.52 GAA, .914 save percentage) but just a 7-8-4 record to show for his efforts, and improving that mark won't be easy against an Oilers team that's won four of its last five games, including a 4-1 decision over Montreal on Monday.
Allen allowed three goals on 28 shots over two periods in relief of Carey Price (undisclosed) in Monday's 4-1 loss to the Oilers.
Allen did well in the second period, but the Oilers rallied in the third. This gave Allen his fifth loss in the last seven games. The 30-year-old dropped to 7-8-4 with a 2.52 GAA and a .914 save percentage in 19 contests this year. Depending on the severity of Price's injury, Allen could be a candidate to start Wednesday's rematch with the Oilers.
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|05/10||vs EDM||L 3-4 (OT)||1||4||31||35|
|05/08||@ TOR||L 2-3||1||3||23||26|
|05/06||@ TOR||L 2-5||1||19||20|
|05/05||@ OTT||L 1-5||1||5||29||34|
|05/03||vs TOR||W 3-2 (OT)||1||2||27||29|
|04/30||vs WPG||W 5-3||1||3||19||22|
|04/28||vs TOR||L 1-4||1||4||25||29|
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