Allen gave up four goals on 19 shots in the Blues 4-1 loss to the Wild in Game 5. The loss has the Blues with their backs up against the wall this afternoon in Minnesota. Allen has posted a 2.02 GAA and .911 SV% in the first five games of the series.
Allen only had to make 17 saves in the Blues dominating 6-1 win over the Wild in Game 4. Allen has posted a 1.51 GAA and .935 SV% in four games, but the series is tied at 2-2. He will look to give them a lead in the series at home on Friday—Allen stopped 49 of 52 shots (.942 SV%) in the first two playoff home games.
Allen allowed two goals on 23 shots in the Blues 3-0 loss in Game 3. Allen has posted a 1.69 GAA and .933 SV% in the first three games, but the Blues still trail 2-1 in the series. Allen is 1-1-0 with a 2.25 GAA and .918 SV% in two starts and one relief appearance in Minnesota this season—the Wild have gone 23-13-6 at home.
Allen stopped 24 of 25 shots in the Blues 4-1 win over the Wild in Game 2. The win tied the series at 1-1 heading to Minnesota. Allen has opened the series by stopping 49 of 52 shots (.942 SV%) and will look to give the Blues the lead tonight in Game 3. Allen has gone 10-3-3 with a 2.42 GAA and .917 SV% on the road this season.
Allen gave up an early goal in his NHL playoff debut, but rebounded to stop 25 of 27 shots in the Blues 4-2 loss in game 1. It was a good enough outing for Ken Hitchcock to go back to Allen in game 2 this afternoon. Allen will try to backstop the Blues to a win so they can head to Minnesota with the series tied up at 1-1.
Allen won four of five of five down the stretch, earning him the start in game 1. He was 22-7-4 with a 2.28 GAA and .913 SV% in his first full NHL season. He will need to be great as he goes head-to-head with Devan Dubnyk, who has been as hot as any net minder entering the playoffs.
Bortuzzo (undisclosed) will return to the lineup on Saturday.
Bortuzzo missed the last two games, but will be available for Saturday’s season finale. There is no word on who would come out of the lineup, but Bortuzzo could be in there to give someone a night off heading into the playoffs.