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Jake Allen | Goalie

Team: St Louis Blues
Age / DOB:  (24) / 8/7/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 195
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Jake Allen is expected to compete with Brian Elliott for playing time next season.
"That's going to be a great competition," coach Ken Hitchcock said. "It's going to make the team really good because you've got a young guy that wants a bigger piece of the pie. It’s going to make for great personal competition through training camp, through exhibition games. You've got two good goalies going at it. We benefit. We benefit big time." Allen was between the pipes for the Blues down the stretch and he was the starter in the playoffs, where he posted a .904 save percentage and a 2.20 GAA. Apr 29 - 3:02 PM

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Jake Allen was pulled in Sunday's 4-1 loss to Minnesota after allowing two goals on 13 shots.

Some may think that giving a goaltender the hook after allowing two goals is fairly unreasonable, but the two goals Allen allowed were beyond stoppable. Zach Parise opened the scoring by beating Allen from a horrible angle, while Justin Fontaine beat him with a weak shot between the legs. After another strong regular season, the Blues have been bounced in the first round for the third consecutive year.
Apr 26 - 6:04 PM

Jake Allen will get the start in Sunday's game against Minnesota.

Allen wasn't very good in game five, but he will get the call in the biggest game of the season. The Blues are facing elimination in Minnesota and they will need their goaltender to be solid if they want to extend the series. Allen has a 2.02 goals-against-average and a .913 save percentage in the 2015 playoffs.
Apr 26 - 2:51 PM

Despite his poor performance in Friday night's 4-1 loss, Jake Allen will likely get the call Sunday in Game 6.

Up until Friday night's clunker, Allen has been solid in the playoffs and it would be unlikely for Blues' coach Ken Hitchcock to turn to a cold Brian Elliott in an elimination game.
Apr 25 - 2:07 PM

Jake Allen's poor play led directly to the Blues' Game Five 4-1 loss to the Wild on Friday night. Minnesota now leads the series 3-2.

Allen's work load by period is as follows: three, 13, three. His goal total per period? One, two, one, and four straight after Vladimir Tarasenko had given him and the Blues a lead mid way through the first. Simply put, Allen will have to do better than 15 saves if they are to push the series to seven games.
Apr 25 - 12:52 AM

With the series tied at two, Jake Allen will get the call for Friday's Game Five against Minnesota.

It's been an up and down series for the Blues, but Allen has been consistently strong by turning aside 87 of 93 shots through the first four games. The Blues have scored 10 goals in their two wins, and just two in their losses which includes a shutout in Game Three. Suffice it to say, that if St. Louis can provide Allen with some support they stand to likely win the game.
Apr 24 - 5:43 PM

Jake Allen stopped 17-of-18 shots in the Blues 6-1 blowout win over Minnesota in Game 4 on Wednesday.

Allen was not particularity busy in this one and got to enjoy watching his team run all over the Wild in a fantastic road game. Allen has been very good this series in his playoff debut, allowing just six goals over the four games for a 1.51 GAA and .935 save percentage.
Apr 23 - 12:46 AM

Jake Allen will start in goal once again Wednesday night for Game 4 against the Wild.

Allen has held his own in his first three career playoff games allowing just five goals on 75 shots, however, the Blues offense have been inept at scoring goals. The youngster has allowed two or fewer goals in each of his last 10 starts but he will need some more help in front of him if the Blues are going to be able to win the series.
Apr 22 - 5:24 PM

Jake Allen did his best while making 21 saves, but the Blues fell to the Wild 3-0 on Monday night. Minnesota now leads the series 2-1.

By the time the third period began, Minnesota led in shots 20-10. To wit, St. Louis recorded four, six, and seven shots each period respectively, just to give you an idea of how lopsided the game was. Allen has turned away 70 of 75 shots across three games this series, indicating it's the skaters in front of him that need to step up.
Apr 20 - 11:09 PM

Jake Allen will get the start in goal once again for Game 3 Monday night in Minnesota.

Allen impressed in Games 1 and 2 allowing just three total goals on 52 combined shots while splitting wins. He will continue to get the start Monday night as the Blues look to take a 2-1 series lead over the Minnesota Wild. Of note, in two appearances against the Wild earlier this season, he allowed just four goals on 50 shots which work out to be a 2.38 goals-against-average and .920 save percentage.
Apr 20 - 5:12 PM

The St. Louis Blues' 4-1 win against the Minnesota Wild in Game 2 represents the first playoff victory of goalie Jake Allen's NHL career.

Allen made 24 out of 25 stops as the Blues tied their first-round series at 1-1. Allen finished the season on fire, but with every game holding such importance, he needed a win like this to hold off Brian Elliott.
Apr 18 - 6:03 PM

Updating an earlier item, Jake Allen will indeed start in goal for the Blues Saturday afternoon in Game 2 against the Wild.

Allen was so-so in the Blues' 4-2 loss to Minnesota Thursday night. Two of the goals were into an empty net and he turned aside 25 shots. If St. Louis plays a little better in front of Allen, that kind of performance should be enough to register a win.
Apr 18 - 12:53 PM

Jake Allen will play between the pipes in Game 2 on Saturday.

Allen turned aside 25 of 27 shots in a 4-2 loss against Minnesota in the Blues' playoff opener. The Wild also had two empty net goals in that game. He had a 2.28 GAA and .913 save percentage in 37 regular season games.
Apr 17 - 4:55 PM

Jake Allen made 25 saves in Thursday's 4-2 Game One loss to Minnesota.

It was Allen's first career start in the playoffs, and he was quite good. He stopped five of six while on the kill, and 13 of 14 in the second period, easily his busiest frame. Also, the second two goals Minnesota put home were into an empty net. The Blues may have to find another gear if they're expecting to make it out of the Wild.
Apr 17 - 12:50 AM

Jake Allen said he will get the start in Thursday's playoff game against Minnesota.

The 24-year-old split time with Brian Elliott this season but he still managed to post some solid numbers. Allen finished the season with a 22-7-4 record and a 2.28 goals-against-average and a .913 save percentage. He's only played in one minute of NHL post-season action in his career.
Apr 16 - 6:03 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1David Backes
2Jori Lehtera
3Paul Stastny
4Marcel Goc
5Olli Jokinen
LW1Alexander Steen
2Jaden Schwartz
3Steve Ott
4John McCarthy
RW1Vladimir Tarasenko
2T.J. Oshie
3Patrik Berglund
4Dmitrij Jaskin
5Ryan Reaves
6Chris Porter
D1Kevin Shattenkirk
2Alex Pietrangelo
3Jay Bouwmeester
4Carl Gunnarsson
5Barret Jackman
6Chris Butler
7Zbynek Michalek
8Robert Bortuzzo
G1Brian Elliott
2Jake Allen