St. Louis GM Doug Armstrong wouldn't confirm if Jake Allen would start Thursday, but he did say that Allen's recent call-up will give the team more options.
"Ken (Hitchcock) makes the lineup card, but I wanted to give him that opportunity. I just felt that when (Tuesday's) game ended, we needed to look back on when we were having our most success, and what were some of the components, and Jake was one of those components," he said. "We think Jake has proven to be able to play at a high level over a short period of time." Armstrong maintains that the team has faith in Jaroslav Halak and Brian Elliot, but "our goaltending to this point in the year hasn't been to the standard that's necessary to consistently win games."