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Jake Allen to make first start with Canadiens on Monday night

With four games this week, the Canadiens will start their new backup goaltender.

Montreal Canadiens v Toronto Maple Leafs Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images

Jake Allen will make his first start of the season Monday night in Edmonton as the Montreal Canadiens take on the Oilers at Rogers Place.

Claude Julien confirmed Allen will start on Monday night. There will be no other changes to the lineup.

The Canadiens start a four-game week Monday in Edmonton before three games in Vancouver against the Canucks. Two of those games are back-to-back games, so we can expect Allen and Carey Price to alternate the team’s games this week.

Allen took to practice in the starter’s net during the team’s morning skate. He was acquired from the St. Louis Blues this off-season and then signed a two-year contract extension with the team. He was set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season.

Price made 34 saves in the team’s win Saturday. Allen played five playoff games for the Blues with a 2-2 record, 1.89 goals against average, and .935 save percentage. During the regular season he had a 12-6-3 record with a 2.15 GAA and .927 save percentage.