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Allen making saves on and off the ice in October

by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

NEW YORK - For the month of October, Jake Allen is making saves on the ice and off of it.

For every save Allen makes this month, he will donate $10 towards the October Saves Goalie Challenge, an organization that raises money for cancer research. Beneficiaries for 2017 include Stand Up To Cancer, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Inova and The Goalie Guild,

Allen figures if he's going to make the saves anyway, why not make them count for something more?

"It's just something I saw online over the last little while," Allen said. "A couple of young kids mentioned it to me on Twitter, and I pledged money to some young goalies. Now I'm participating myself. It's obviously a good cause if it's for cancer research. If I can make a some saves while making money, it's great. It's very little but it means a lot."

Through three games this season, Allen has made 115 saves, resulting in a $1,150 donation for October Saves.

Carter Hutton, who made his first start Tuesday night against the Rangers and stopped 32 shots, will also be contributing $10 for each of his saves.

"Jake approached me about it and it was awesome. A great idea, a great cause. What a cool concept, too," Hutton said. "From a charity standpoint, you can watch from the outside and see a tally in the game as the month builds up, and with the money going to charity, it's awesome."

Fans can pledge their own donations to the cause - whether it's per save or a flat amount - by visiting Allen's page on OctoberSaves.com.

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