Halak will be the backup tonight against CGY. #stlblues
Halak has been out since April 1st with a groin injury. He will be Elliott's backup tonight and will be ready for the playoffs. However Elliott has gone 9-2-0 with a 1.33 GAA and .949 SV% since Halak got hurt so he will likely start Game 1 of the playoffs.
St. Louis Blues goaltender Jaroslav Halak left Monday's game against the Minnesota Wild late in the first period with a lower-body injury.
Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said following the game -- a 4-1 Blues victory -- that Halak will likely miss some time because of the ailment. Hitchcock noted that goaltender Jake Allen, just returned to Peoria of the American Hockey League Saturday, will likely need to return to St. Louis to back up Elliott, who made 19 saves in the win Monday. Halak missed several starts in early February with a sore groin, but it's unclear if Monday's injury is related.
Halak has won just once in his last three starts despite posting solid numbers (1.69 GAA and .931 SV%). He has a though matchup Monday on the road vs. the Wild. He is 2-3-1 with a 3.01 GAA and .860 SV% away from home this year.
Halak stopped all 12 shots that he faced after replacing Jake Allen last night. St. Louis was unable to score, losing 3-0. He will start tomorrow vs. the Kings. He didn't fare very well in his vs. start vs. LA this season He is 0-1-0 with a 6.50 GAA and .762 SV% vs. the Kings.
Halak will start the second game of a Saturday-Sunday back-to-back for the Blues when they take on the Ducks. Last year Halak and Elliott that dominated the NHL this year it is a different story. Halak posted a 1.97 GAA and .926 SV% last season but is sitting at 2.31 GAA and .884 SV% this season. He has a tough matchup on Sunday vs. Anaheim.
Halak has won two of his four starts with a 1.76 GAA and .913 SV% since returning from injury. He will be between the pipes tonight against a good Kings. The Blues are banged up right now and they aren't the same team they were at the start of the season. Halak is still a good fantasy play regardless of matchup.
Halak is 1-1-1 since returning from his groin injury with a 1.62 GAA and .921 SV%. He has a solid matchup vs. a beatable Oilers team. He will be opposed by Devan Dubnyk who stopped 33 of 34 shots in a 5-1 win over Dallas last night.
Halak has allowed one goal on 20 shots in each of his last two games since coming back from injury. One of those games resulted in a win and the other a loss when the Blues were shutout by Colorado. Halak has a tough matchup tomorrow vs. a Blackhawks team that still hasn't lost in regulation, but it has to come to an end sometime... Maybe it'll be Halak who will get the job done.