ST. LOUIS - Both Brian Elliott and Jake Allen will be sporting new masks when the season begins.
In fact, they’ll likely be breaking them in Friday when the team skates in its first on-ice practice in training camp.
The masks were designed by Marcus Power and painted by Jason Livery of Head Strong Grafx. The company has worked with both Elliott and Allen before on previous mask projects.
If Elliott's new mask looks familiar, it should. The netminder has refreshed the angry moose design he introduced in 2013.
Elliott's moose is painted in shades of white, blue and gold. It's incredibly detailed too, with fierce eyes glaring down opposing shooters. In addition, a subtle Blue Note is painted on the chin.
Elliott has featured a "Mr. Moose" character on the back of his masks for years as a tribute to Owen Scott, who died in 2005. Scott was a family friend and a champion moose caller.
Allen’s new mask heavily dips into the tradition of the Blues and features logos from several eras in team history.
“(It’s) a more old school, vintage, cleaner look," Allen said Thursday. "It has some stripes, some old Blue Note logos worn in the past and the (current) one as well."
The mask also features several music notes, Allen's No. 34 on the chin and his patented snake on the back plate, which can by seen by clicking here.
"Whatever you want, (Head Strong Grafx) gets it done," Allen said. "They do a great job. Very clean, very detailed."