Thread: Recalled/Assigned: Jake Allen recalled
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03-17-2013, 02:03 AM
2 Minute Minor
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Not sure, but Halak needs a game soon. Allen is playing better than "good" right now. This is a bit delicate for Hitchcock.

Will Allen be able to maintain this level into the playoffs? With a heavy workload? When other teams start to get a "book" on his tendencies? Chances are that the team will need Halak to be the #1 guy again before its all said and done. Its possible Allen plays most of the games in the playoffs, but I suspect he'll cool off a bit and Halak will be the main workhorse (with Allen as a dependable back-up). I doubt we see Elliott play again barring injury (this season).

Anyway, although you want to ride the hot goalie, you also need to make sure Halak gets a chance to stay sharp. He was showing good signs the past couple starts (the collapse in LA notwithstanding). Its a bit unfortunate for the goalie situation that the team has just Tuesday's game then a break (but good for the Oshie/McDonald situation).

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