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Allen makes 32 saves, Blues top Avs 3-0 for 9th straight win

Posted On: Feb 17, 2019   |   Posted By: National Post

DENVER - Jake Allen has been mostly a spectator during St. Louis' winning streak. He joined the party Saturday.
Allen made 32 saves in just his second start in a month, Vladimir Tarasenko and Zach Sanford scored 57 seconds apart in the third period and the Blues beat the Colorado Avalanche 3-0 on Saturday for their ninth straight victory.
The winning streak is the Blues' longest since also winning nine in a row from Oct. 15-Nov. 5, 2002.
“We're confident but the team really understands the work that has to be put in game to game,” St. Louis interim coach Craig Berube said.
Allen was the No. 1 goaltender for the Blues earlier this season, but has been supplanted by rookie Jordan Binnington. Binnington is 11-1-1 in 13 games and has won his last seven starts, pushing Allen to a backup role.
“I've been so happy for the guys, so happy for Binner the way he's been playing,” Allen said. “He's been the best goalie in the league for the last month. He deserves to play.”
The 28-year-old veteran has relied on...

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