Jake Allen has been activated from injured reserve and is ready to go.
He won’t, however, go this evening.
When the Blues host the Sharks at Scottrade, it’ll be Brian Elliott making his 18th consecutive start, looking to expand on a five-game winning streak over which he’s posted a 1.99 GAA and .931 save percentage.
Those numbers are a big part of the reason why he’s facing the Sharks.
Elliott has been a revelation since Allen went down to injury on Jan. 8. The Blues have gone 12-3-2 over their last 17 games, despite the fact the offense has sputtered — there was a five-game stretch from Jan. 20 to Feb. 4 in which the Blues only scored five times, and a three-game stretch from Feb. 14-18 in which they won three straight games by a 2-1 scoreline.
(With two of those wins coming in OT.)
For the Sharks, Martin Jones gets the start in goal.