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The Blues got a boost from Allen, their second-round pick (No. 34) in the 2008 NHL Draft, after Jaroslav Halak went down with an injury. He led rookie goaltenders with nine victories, a 2.46 goals-against average and a save percentage of .905. Allen won eight of his first nine decisions, including five straight from March 7-16. Allen, 22, made a career-high 39 saves March 12 against San Jose -- the most by any St. Louis goaltender this season -- and made 28 saves against Phoenix on March 14 to earn his first NHL shutout.
It was during that late-season emergency callup that Allen really made his mark in the NHL, with this save to rob Calgary's T.J. Brodie of a goal: