Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Blues turn to Allen in wake of meltdown

AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh

At an admitted “critical point” in their season, the Blues are turning back to rookie goaltender Jake Allen.

Less than an hour after Tuesday’s 6-4 loss to Los Angeles, in which the Blues gave away a 4-1 second-period lead, the team announced at 1 a.m. St. Louis time that it had recalled Allen from Peoria.

Jaroslav Halak allowed five goals on 21 shots and Brian Elliott one goal on eight shots against the Kings, sinking the Blues’ save-percentage (.870) to No. 24 in the NHL. The defeat dropped the club to ninth place in the Western Conference with 24 points after 22 games.

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