Jake Allen records his 23rd career NHL shutout

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Jake Allen of Fredericton, New Brunswick recorded his 23rd career National Hockey League shutout on Tuesday. Allen made 22 saves as the Montreal Canadiens defeated the Detroit Red Wings 3-0 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec.

Allen made 12 saves in the first period, seven saves in the second period, and only three saves in the third period. Moritz Seider, the Red Wings rookie phenom, led Detroit with six shots on goal. So far this season, Seider has shown significant offense from the blueline as he already has eight assists, and is third on the team in points. The Red Wings top scorers are Tyler Bertuzzi of Sudbury, Ontario and Lucas Raymond, who have nine points each.

Offensively for Montreal on Tuesday, three Canadians scored for the Canadiens. Center Nick Suzuki of London, Ontario and right winger Josh Anderson of Burlington, Ontario each scored in the first period, and Brendan Gallagher of Edmonton, Alberta scored an empty netter in the third period with two minutes and one second left.

Of Allen’s 23 career shutouts, 21 have been with the St. Louis Blues and two have been with the Canadiens. This was in fact Allen’s second shutout of the season. He previously blanked the San Jose Sharks 4-0 on October 28. On the season, Allen has a record of three wins, six losses, a goals against average of 2.58, and a save percentage of .914.

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