Blues go with Allen in net for Game 4

Jake Allen will get his first start of the 2016 postseason.

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — The St. Louis Blues are making a change in goal for Game 4 after losing two straight games in the Western Conference final.

Coach Ken Hitchcock said Friday that Jake Allen will get the nod on Saturday against the San Jose Sharks when the Blues try to even the series at two games apiece. Elliott has started all 17 games this postseason for St. Louis.

Elliott was pulled in the third period of a 3-0 loss in Game 3 on Thursday night after allowing his third goal on 14 shots. After a stellar performance in the opener when he stopped 31 of 32 shots in a 2-1 victory, Elliott has allowed three goals in back-to-back games.

Allen started all six games last postseason for St. Louis when he allowed 2.20 goals per game and posted a .904 save percentage in a first-round loss to Minnesota.