ST. LOUIS (AP) – The St. Louis Blues are sticking with goalie Jake Allen in Game 5 of the Western Conference finals against the San Jose Sharks. Coach Ken Hitchcock kept quiet about other potential roster issues.
Allen was strong in Game 4 in his first start of the postseason, making 31 saves in a 6-3 victory in San Jose on Saturday night that knotted the series at two games apiece. Brian Elliott started the first three games, giving way to Allen in the third period in Game 3.
Game 5 is Monday night.
In Game 4, Blues captain David Backes didn’t play the final two periods and rookie Robby Fabbri had just two shifts in the third period after getting shaken up on a hit by Tommy Wingels.
Hitchcock said he’d have an update on both players on game day.