The St. Louis Blues are going with the hot hand in goal to start the playoffs, choosing rookie Jake Allen over veteran Brian Elliott. The 24-year-old Allen was 5-1-1 with 1.32 goals against average and .950 save percentage in his last eight games.
They have experience and track records, and they probably won’t play a significant minute the rest of the season or in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. That’s because the two Minnesota Wild goal tenders are behind Devan Dubnyk, and as Mike Max explains, all they can do is prepare and wait.
The Minnesota Wild have started the season with the same big question as they finished the last one with: Who can they count on in the net? Training camp began Friday with more goalie clarity than earlier in the week, at least.
Opening night for the Minnesota Wild is finally here. Colorado begins a three-game series in a four-day stretch – part of the 48 game NHL season.
Believe it or not, there are camps that specialize in training hockey goalies. In Blaine this week, the top boy and girl goalies in the state gather to try and master one of the most unique positions in all of sport.
The Minnesota Wild have a good problem in goal. Coach Mike Yeo says he’ll start Josh Harding Thursday against Vancouver for the third straight game.