With his team down 2-1 in their Western Conference Final series, Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock has decided to make a pretty significant change going in Game 4.
Elliott has enjoyed plenty of success this postseason, as he’s won nine game, including two Game 7s against Chicago and Dallas. The 31-year-old also came up huge in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final against the Sharks.
This move has probably more to do with the Blues needing a spark than it was to do with Elliott’s overall performance this postseason.
Allen spent a good amount of time as the Blues’ starter this season, but some lower-body injuries forced him to sit on the sidelines for a bit. The 25-year-old had a 26-15-3 record with a 2.35 goals-against-average and a .920 save percentage during the 2015-16 season.