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VIDEO: Blues goalie Jake Allen had to stop a shot without his mask on

St Louis Blues v Colorado Avalanche

DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 13: Goalie Jake Allen #34 of the St. Louis Blues looks on as he defends the goal against the Colorado Avalanche at Pepsi Center on December 13, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. The Blues defeated the Avalanche 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

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We are so used to goalies wearing so much equipment these days that it is kind of absurd to think back to a time when they used to play their position without something as practical and common as a mask to protect their head.

On Thursday night in their 4-3 win over the Vancouver Canucks, St. Louis Blues goalie Jake Allen had a temporary trip back in time when he lost his mask and had to actually stop a Jayson Megna shot with nothing protecting his head.

This, by the way, is not supposed to happen. When a goalie loses their mask in this situation the play is supposed to stop so they don’t have to actually face a shot without a mask on.

It is not like it just fell off just before Megna took his shot, either. It had been off for a while.

Blues coach Mike Yeo said after the game, “he stood in there. He is crazy.”