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.
Claude Julien confirme que les trios et paires défensives de ce soir seront les mêmes que samedi.— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) January 18, 2021
Jake Allen sera devant le filet.#GoHabsGo
Claude Julien confirms that tonight's forward lines and D pairings will be the same as Saturday's.
Allen will get the start in goal. pic.twitter.com/nVtiDVynGQ
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.