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Jake Allen honors Blue Angels with new mask

St. Louis goalie gets fresh helmet that pay homage to iconic Navy pilots @NHLdotcom

Jake Allen is putting the Blue(s) in Blue Angels.

The St. Louis Blues goalie will pay homage to the United States Navy Blue Angels with a mask he'll wear in their game against the Arizona Coyotes on Monday.

Allen's mask is painted blue and yellow, in the color scheme of both the Blues and the Blue Angels, and features the Blue Angel ribbon across the front bottom. On the right side are two Blue Angels shield and two Hornet jets, and the Blues logo is on the left side.

"I'm looking forward to wearing the mask in Monday's game," Allen said in a story posted to the Blues website. "It's a great tribute to the Blue Angel pilots who have the honor of flying and performing around the country."

According to the Blues website, the mask was a collaboration between Jason Livery, who designs Allen's masks, and employees at Boeing. Boeing has a significant presence in St. Louis and makes the F/A-18 Hornets the Blue Angels fly.

Tweet from @BlueAngels: @StLouisBlues, that is a sharp looking mask! Best of luck to you and Jake tonight! #71in17

"We're excited how Jake's mask shows the pride that the Blue Angels, the Blues and Boeing have in St. Louis," Boeing Military Aircraft communications director Walter Rice told the Blues website. "A number of Boeing employees who are Navy veterans helped with the concepts that led to the artwork on Jake's mask. It's a great way to honor the community's commitment to naval aviation."

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