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Elliott gets a well-earned rest; Allen starts versus Jackets

Apr 12, 2013, 1:10 PM EDT

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Brian Elliott deserves a night off, don’t you think?

Tonight in Columbus, the St. Louis Blues will turn to rookie goalie Jake Allen while Elliott — after registering three straight shutouts, including last night’s 2-0 blanking of the Wild — takes a seat on the bench.

Barring an Allen meltdown or injury, Elliott will have to wait until Sunday’s NBC game of the Week against the Chicago Blackhawks to start extending a shutout streak that’s reached 189:29.

The NHL record for longest shutout streak belongs to Brian Boucher (332:01).

Allen was good in his last start, stopping 26 of 27 Columbus shots in a 3-1 victory last Friday at the Scottrade Center.

With six straight wins, the Blues sit sixth in the Western Conference, one point behind San Jose and two points behind Los Angeles. However, St. Louis has one game in hand on the Sharks and two on the Kings.

  1. leeo00 - Apr 12, 2013 at 1:20 PM

    I think Allen can pick up where ells left off last nigh with this defense .It would be nice for another shutout but all i want is to bring home the win!!! LET GO BLUES

  2. bcsteele - Apr 12, 2013 at 1:32 PM

    Finally looking like the team we were last year. I think Allen will be fine in net. I would like to see the offense pick up given the scores of the last three games. I’m ready for Tarasenko to start playing like he did before his injury. If we can get everyone back on track and get healthy I like our chances at a deep playoff run.

  3. jacketsfan7 - Apr 12, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    This guy deserves it , glad to see ells bounce back and Allen has always been there when halak and ells were at their lowest moments, it’s gonna be damn hard to beat St. Louis tonight! It’ll be a great game

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