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GameThread for New Jersey Devils at St. Louis Blues, Dec 15, 2016

Ryan Reaves may or may not play, but there's no uncertainty around who the goaltender is.

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You will absolutely never guess who is starting in net tonight! I'll let Jeremy Rutherford tell you:

Jake Allen will make his season-high sixth straight start in net tonight, and the six games will come in a stretch of just 10 days. He is 2-3 in the previous five games with a .903 save-percentage in that stretch. In his last outing, Allen surrendered five goals on 33 shots before being pulled.

"He's our guy, you've got to stick with him," Hitchcock said. "These are the adversity and growing pains you go through as a young starting goalie. You've got to learn to fight through this stuff, you've got to learn to battle through this stuff. It can't be just one way. You don't get to be a starting goalie without having to go through all the adversity that young guys have to go through. Sure he's got some bumps in the road but we trust him. We've got a lot of faith in him, and for us, were going to just flat stick with him."

God help this team if Allen goes down. Luckily for the Blues, Allen's had a healthy season so far and has played outstanding hockey at home. This three-game homestand could go a little way toward padding the points before they head out on the road Tuesday against the Dallas Stars.

This is your GameDay Thread. Comment like you don't even remember what happened Wednesday.

Let's do this. Let's Go Blues.