With Jake Allen struggling and back in St. Louis, Copley will get a chance to make his first career NHL start in Winnipeg this afternoon. The North Pole, Alaska native has gone 11-4-1 with a 2.32 GAA and .920 SV% with Chicago (AHL) this season. He has one career NHL appearance—he stopped five of six shots in Nashville on February 27th, 2016.
The Blues have recalled Pheonix Copley from Chicago (AHL).
Copley, 25, has gone 11-4-1 with a 2.32 GAA and .920 SV% in 18 games with Chicago this season. The Blues’ No.1 Jake Allen has struggled mightily recently, so they will leave him in St. Louis when the Blues depart for Winnipeg for Saturday’s game. The Blues did not name a starter for Saturday, so the North Pole, Alaska native could make his first career NHL start.
Gunnarsson will be back in the Blues' lineup on Thursday.
Gunnarsson has been a healthy scratch for the last seven games, but will replace Joel Edmundson in the lineup on Thursday. Gunnarsson has two assists and just 15 shots on goal in 29 games so far this season.
Allen was pulled after he allowed three goals on 15 shots in the Blues’ loss in Los Angeles last Thursday. Carter Hutton started the last three games, but Allen will go tonight vs. the Capitals. The 26-year-old has gone 1-2-0 with a 3.66 GAA and .870 SV% in four January starts and tonight he’ll make his 19th start on home-ice. In the first 18 he has gone 12-3-2 with a 2.26 GAA and .915 SV%.
Hutton allowed one goal on 23 shots in the Blues’ win in Anaheim on Sunday. Hutton won both games of the Blues’ weekend back-to-back, stopping 55 of 56 shots (.982 SV%). With Jake Allen struggling, Hutton will start for the third consecutive game and comes in at 4-2-2 with a 2.47 GAA and .912 SV% on home ice.
Hutton allowed one goal on 23 shots in the Blues’ win in Anaheim on Sunday. Hutton won both games of the Blues’ weekend back-to-back, stopping 55 of 56 shots (.982 SV%). With Jake Allen struggling, it looks like Hutton will start for the third consecutive game and comes in at 4-2-2 with a 2.47 GAA and .912 SV% on home ice.
Allen was yanked after he gave up three goals on 11 shots in the Blues’ loss to the Bruins on Tuesday. Allen has now lost four of his last five starts, being pulled twice and allowing a combined 14 goals on 107 shots (.869 SV%). Tonight he will take on the Kings for the second time this season, he posted a 27-save shutout in his first start vs. L.A.
Allen allowed three goals on 28 shots in the Blues’ loss to the Hurricanes on Thursday. The new father sat out on Saturday, but will start tonight vs. the Bruins. Allen has lost three of his last four while posting a 3.04 GAA and .885 SV%. Despite the rough stretch, he was great in his first start vs. Boston, stopping 39 of 41 shots in a 4-2 win.
Hutton allowed one goal on nine shots after replacing Jake Allen in the Blues’ loss to the Predators on December 30th. Hutton has gone 3-1-2 with a 2.49 GAA and .907 SV% in six starts on home ice this season and tonight he faces a Stars team that ranks 18th in the NHL in scoring (2.56 GF/PG).
Allen allowed one goal on 23 shots in the Blues’ win over the Blackhawks on Monday. Allen has lost five of his last eight starts while posting a 3.21 GAA and .893 SV%. Tonight he faces the Hurricanes on home ice, where he has gone 12-2-2 with a 2.07 GAA and .921 SV% this season.