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2012 NHL Playoffs, Blues Vs. Sharks: Jaroslav Halak Out For Game Three

It would make other teams cringe to lose their starter a game and a half into the Stanley Cup playoffs, but the Blues always play with a back-up. No, not a back-up goalie, a back-up starter. Brian Elliott is starting in net again tomorrow night against the San Jose Sharks (9:00, NBCSN) due to Halak's lower body injury sustained in this collision with defenseman Barret Jackman:

Backing up Jackman is Peoria Rivermen goaltender Jake Allen, who hopefully will just be relegated to bench duty while Halak recuperates and Elliott continues to shine.

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