The St. Louis Blues are in very real danger of going from first to worst in goaltending, as Jake Allen melted down again on Thursday night. The Blues had a .919 team save percentage last season. Heading into their game against the Washington Capitals, it stood at .892.
DENVER, CO – JANUARY 17: Matt Duchene #9 of the Colorado Avalanche skates against the Chicago Blackhawks at the Pepsi Center on January 17, 2017 in Denver, Colorado. The Blackhawks defeated the Avalanche 6-4. (Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Getty Images
These are rough times for the King. Henrik Lundqvist, who for the better part of a decade has been a brick wall for the Rangers, is going through arguably the toughest stretch of his career. He allowed seven goals on 27 shots in a loss to the Stars on Tuesday, and 12 on 49 shots in his last four periods played. If you go back over his last four games, it’s a staggering 20 goals on 113 shots. His head coach knows something is wrong. “There’s no doubt that there is a confidence issue with Hank,” Alain Vigneault said, per the New York Post. “Hank has had some moments in the past, probably never to this degree. “So he’s in new territory, we’re in new territory to some extent.” As Vigneault said,