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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Video: St. Louis Blues' goalie Jake Allen makes unbelievable stick save

St. Louis Blues rookie goalie Jake Allen made only his second start of his career on Friday in the Blues' 5-2 win over the Calgary Flames, but it was a start he will likely remember for a very long time.

Not only was it Allen's second consecutive win between the pipes for the Blues, but the 22 year old rookie from Fredericton. New Brunswick may not make a better save during in his promising NHL career than the one he made on Friday night.

In the first period, with the Blues already leading 2-0, Calgary Flames forward T.J. Brodie took a cross-ice pass from the boards and walked in alone on Allen, who was a bit out of position. Brodie shot the puck towards the empty net and it looked like it was going to be a goal. But Allen stuck his stick in out and batted the puck out of the air just before it crossed the line to possibly make the save of the year.

Allen has looked very good thus far in a starting role for the Blues and it couldn't have come at a better time for head coach Ken Hitchcock.

Brian Elliott has struggled between the pipes for most of the young season and with Jaroslav Halak still out with a strained groin, Allen has been need and has delivered in a big way.

Allen's first two wins will be memorable, but nobody will forget the dynamite save he made on Friday night in Western Canada.