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Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock pulled a bit of a surprise on Friday when he announced that Jake Allen would start in goal in Game 4 of their NHL West Conference Final, instead of Brian Elliott. Els had started the first 17 games of the 2016 playoffs for the Blues. Hitchcock says he is looking for a spark from Jake Allen. He is recognized as a better puck handler, which the Blues need. They have struggled to get out of their own zone in the series last two games. Allen was the Blues playoff goalie during the 2015 post season, a first round loss to the Minnesota Wild. Hitchcock also pointed out that he has a luxury on his team with two number one goalies. Game 4 is Saturday in San Jose with a 6:15 PM face off and the Blues trailing the series to the Sharks, two games to one.
Fox 2 Sports reporter Zac Choate is with the Blues in California and has the story of the goalie switch for Game 4.