It's been a rough night for St. Louis Blues goalie Jake Allen. Allen allowed four goals on 10 shots on the night which earned him the hook in the second period...and in the first.
Yes, Allen was chased twice by the Caps on Thursday.
Allen allowed two goals on the first three shots he faced on the night as Andre Burakovsky and Jay Beagle each scored. That earned him the early hook at just 7:41 into the game in favor of backup Carter Hutton.
But the hook was only temporary as Allen kept his gear on while on the bench. In an attempt to settle down his team's netminder, head coach Ken Hitchcock gave Allen a brief trip to the bench. Just 2:22 later, Allen came back into the game.
So did it work? No, no it did not.
St. Louis got on the board early in the second period, but the Caps responded with two quick goals. After just 11 shots on goal, the Caps had four goals on the board. Allen was pulled for good at the 7:33 mark of the second period.
Allen is just the latest victim of the Caps' onslaught. In 2017, Washington has already chased four goalies: Sergei Bobrovsky, Corey Crawford, Steve Mason and Jake Allen...twice. That's not for the season, that's for the calendar year of 2017.
So chin up, Allen! The Caps are doing it to just about everyone these days.
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