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  • Brian Elliott back in Blues' goal for Game 6 facing elimination

    Sean Leahy at Puck Daddy7 hrs ago

    Ken Hitchcock, like Mike Sullivan of the Pittsburgh Penguins, is going back on a Game 5 decision regarding his goaltender.

    The Blues head coach announced on Tuesday that Brian Elliott will start Game 6, one day after Jake Allen allowed four goals on 25 shots in a 6-3 loss to the San Jose Sharks. St. Louis heads back out west with their season on the line Wednesday night facing a 3-2 series deficit. 

    "It's his turn. It's his turn for Game 6," said Hitchcock.

    Elliott had been the man in goal for the Blues this postseason, winning them a pair Game 7s in the opening two rounds. Now in the conference fina versus the Sharks, St. Louis took Game 1, but responded by being shutout in back-to-back games, leading Hitchcock to make the switch to Allen.

    Hitchcock's reasoning for the swap was that Allen was the better puck mover and he wanted to give San Jose a different look in net. The plan worked in Game 4 with a 6-3 win, but not so much Monday night, and so here we are.

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