Blues staying mum on goalie

April 9, 2012, 5:36 pm
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The St. Louis Blues allowed the fewest goals-against per game this season, a ridiculously low 1.89, playing in front of goaltenders Jaroslav Halak and Brian Elliott. The Sharks helped contribute to that minuscule number, scoring just three times in four games against the Blues in losing all of them in regulation.

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One of the bigger questions surrounding the Blues in recent weeks is which will start Game 1 of the playoffs?

Dont expect to find out until Thursday, when the Blues host the Sharks in Game 1 of their first round series. Thats according to St. Louis Post Dispatch writer Jeremy Rutherford, who tweeted that Blues head coach Ken Hitchcock "will announce his starting goalie on Thursday."

The Sharks lost twice to each goaltender this season. Elliott made 34 saves on Oct. 16 in a 4-2 Blues win in San Jose, and then shut out the Sharks 1-0 with 24 saves on Dec. 10 at Scottrade Center.

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Halak played the final two against the Sharks, a 3-0 shutout on Feb. 12 with 25 saves, and an 18-save performance in a 3-1 win at San Jose on March 3.

Halak started 14 of the final 22 games for the Blues, although Elliott recorded three straight shutouts from March 22-27.