Allen allowed five goals on 23 shots in the Blues loss to the Canadiens on Tuesday. It was a difficult outing for Allen, who finished February at 3-1-0 with a 2.05 GAA and .918 SV%. He will face Vancouver for the second time this season—he allowed three goals on 22 shots in a 4-1 loss back in October.
Elliott made 30 saves on 31 shots in the Blue Jackets win in Winnipeg on Thursday. After two bad outings in a row, it was good to see Elliott get back in the win column. Tonight he starts in Edmonton, where he will go for his 20th win on the season. Elliott has gone 9-4-1 with a 2.18 GAA and .924 SV% on the road this year.
The Blues have acquired Adam Cracknell from Columbus for future considerations.
Cracknell was originally with the Blues, but was claimed off of waivers by Columbus. The 29-year-old had three goals and four assists (7 points) in 18 games with Springfield. He will likely report to Chicago (AHL).
Elliott allowed four goals on 29 shots in the Blues 4-2 loss to the Penguins on Saturday. He did not start on Tuesday, but after Jake Allen lost to the Habs, they will go back to Elliott tonight in Winnipeg. Elliott has gone 4-4-0 with a 3.29 GAA and .897 SV% in eight February starts and has gone 8-4-1 on the road this season.
Shattenkirk (abdomen) has skated that last couple of day; still no timetable for his return.
Shattenkirk has skated for a few days, including a 30-minute session this morning. So he is making progress, but he remains without a timetable. The Blues have gone 6-4-0 while averaging 2.60 goals per game without Shattenkirk, so they are definitely hoping for a speedy recovery. As he continues to skate, the Blues will start to get a better idea of how much longer he will be sidelined.
Allen allowed one goal on 27 shots in the Blues win over the Bruins on Friday. He has been excellent in February, going 3-0-0 with a 1.37 GAA and .946 SV% in three starts and two relief appearances. Tonight he takes on a Montreal team who have gone 3-1-2 while scoring just 2.33 goals per game over their last six.
Elliott was pulled after he allowed three goals on six shots in the Blues 4-1 loss to the Stars on Tuesday. It was a terrible outing for Elliott, who will start the second game of the Blues back-to-back on Saturday. It is a rough matchup with the Penguins in town, but Elliott is 10-4-1 with a 2.11 GAA and .923 SV% at home.
Allen stopped 15 of 16 shots after replacing Brian Elliott in the Blues loss to the Stars on Tuesday. It wasn’t all Elliott’s fault, but Allen played well in relief, earning him the start tonight vs. the Bruins. Allen has gone 9-2-1 with a 2.28 GAA and .901 SV% at home this season.
Lehtera was briefly demoted to the third line on Tuesday, but returned to the second line halfway through the contest. This morning he once again skated with Vladimir Tarasenko and Jaden Schwartz, so look for him to skate in the top-6 tonight vs. the Bruins.
The Blues have recalled Petteri Lindbohm from Chicago (AHL).
Lindbohm, 21, has dressed 41 games for the Wolves this season, recording 17 points (6G / 11A) to go along with 56 penalty minutes. In addition, the 6-foot-5, 202-pound defenseman has appeared in nine games for the Blues, collecting one assist and six penalty minutes.
Stastny is expected to move up to the second line.
Stastny played very well on the Blues second line with Jori Lehtera was out, he was bumped back to the third line when Lehtera returned, but will get that promotion again, just three games later. Stastny has two goals and four assists in his last eight games.
Elliott made 40 saves on 41 shots in the Blues 2-1 shootout win over the Panthers on Sunday. He has won back-to-back games while stopping 66 of 70 shots (.943 SV%). Tonight he will start vs. the Stars for the second time this season—he made 25 saves in a 4-3 OT win in the first meeting.