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"Jake The Snake" Strikes; Blues' Allen Makes All-Rookie Team

As nice as the save above (vs. Curtis Glencross) may have been, that wasn't even close to Jake Allen's best save of a stellar 2012-13 rookie season in the NHL... and today, the NHL rewarded Allen's efforts with a spot on the annual All-Rookie Team.

" No goal for you ! "
" No goal for you ! "
Derek Leung

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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: