St. Louis Blues goaltender Jake Allen of Fredericton, New Brunswick recorded his 20th career National Hockey League shutout on Monday. Allen made 38 saves as the Blues defeated the Chicago Blackhawks 4-0.
This was Allen’s first shutout of the 2019-20 NHL regular season. He has been used primarily as a backup goaltender to Jordan Binnington of Richmond Hill, Ontario. In eight games, Allen has a record of five wins, one regulation loss and two losses in extra time, a goals against average of 2.35 and a save percentage of .926. It should be noted that the .926 save percentage is a career high.
In the Blues win over the Blackhawks on Monday at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, Patrick Kane led the Blackhawks with six shots on goal. Allen made 10 saves in the first period, 11 saves in the second period and 17 saves in the third period.
Offensively, three different Canadians scored for the Blues. They were Brayden Schenn of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Tyler Bozak of Regina, Saskatchewan and Jaden Schwartz of Wilcox, Saskatchewan. Schwartz led the Blues in scoring as he was the only player on the team with a multi-point game. He had one goal and one assist for two points.
The Blues are the best team in the Western Conference. With a record of 18 wins, five regulation losses and six losses in extra time, they have 42 points.