Jake Allen had a lot to say about his withdrawal during the last Canadiens' game

Published November 9, 2023 at 8:51
BY DAVID ST-JEAN
During Tuesday night's game against the Lightning, Jake Allen and the entire team didn't show up in the first period. However, Martin St-Louis's men seemed fired up, playing against an opponent that had fought a tough battle in Toronto the night before.

After the fourth goal, Allen was replaced by Samuel Montembeault, and it worked. The Habs got back into the game but ultimately lost 5-3.

The four goals can't all be attributed solely to Jake Allen; the entire team needed to play better in front of him. However, changing the goaltender is a way to try to spark a turnaround, and clearly, Allen is aware of that.

When asked about his removal in the first period, the goalie had some very insightful comments, reminiscent of the greatest leaders:


Jake Allen on if it's awkward getting pulled from a game: "no, you sit right down and you support your team right away. I'm not a believer of guys going to the locker room - I hate seeing that - you sit your butt on the bench where you deserve to be...."

- Jake Allen, via Priyanta Emrith

It's true that seeing a goalie storm off to the locker room or sulk on the bench doesn't present a positive image of team spirit. Kudos to Jake for his leadership and these comments. Many other athletes could take a page from his book.


IN YOUR OPINION, WILL JAKE ALLEN BOUNCE BACK FROM THIS POOR PERFORMANCE?
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