Note goalie wades into hostile territory

Note's reeling goalie wades into hostile territory

So far, Jake Allen's first season as the Blues' undisputed No. 1 netminder has not gone according to plan. But can he reverse the tide vs. the Kings tonight?

The two squads drop the puck, West Coast-style, at 10:30 p.m. ET. Online sports book gives Darryl Sutter's crew odds of -140 to emerge victorious. Conversely, St. Louis enters Staples Center as a +120 underdog.

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On Tuesday, Allen was yanked by coach Ken Hitchcock after allowing three goals on 11 shots in the first period of the Note’s 5-3 loss to the Bruins. It was the latest in a monthlong line of missteps for the New Brunswick native. In his past 10 starts, Allen holds a 3-7-0 mark with a 3.42 GAA and .886 save percentage.

He’ll try to find his groove against the vulnerable Kings. Jeff Carter’s heroics aside, Los Angeles is downright horrendous from an offensive standpoint. The 32-year-old forward’s 22 goals account for 22 percent of the team’s total of 101. Among all Western Conference outfits, only Arizona 82 and Colorado 79 have notched fewer tallies.

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Despite such misgivings, Sutter’s troops do own a 12-6-1 record at home. Yet the Blues should take on a renewed sense of purpose following that Boston defeat. Bank on a tight one all the way through.


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