A chance to shine: Blues' Allen to be in net against Blackhawks
Jake Allen will be in goal when the St. Louis Blues open a three-game road trip Wednesday night at Chicago.
Allen has sat out the last three games while Chad Johnson started. Johnson won two of those games, including a shutout of San Jose on Friday.
Allen is 4-3-3 with a 3.99 goals-against average and .879 save percentage in 11 starts this season.
Coach Mike Yeo announced Tuesday that center Brayden Schenn would miss his third consecutive game with an upper-body injury. Forward Nikita Soshnikov and defenseman Jordan Schmaltz will be St. Louis' other scratches.
The Blues' forward lines tonight against the Blackhawks:
Jaden Schwartz - Ryan O'Reilly - Vladimir Tarasenko
Robby Fabbri - Tyler Bozak - Alexander Steen
Zach Sanford - Robert Thomas - David Perron
Pat Maroon - Ivan Barbashev - Oskar Sundqvist
The Blues' defensive pairings:
Carl Gunnarsson - Alex Pietrangelo
Vince Dunn - Colton Parayko
Joel Edmundson - Jay Bouwmeester