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Allen saves Blues bench with glove, gifts souvenir to young fan

Goalie alertly snares clearing attempt with impressive backhand catch

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

Allen's quick reflexes on bench

STL@BOS, Gm2: Allen snares puck, gifts souvenir

Cup Final, Gm2: Blues backup goalie Jake Allen snatches the puck with his glove while on the bench, then flips the souvenir to a young fan

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Jake Allen made a big save during Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday. And he didn't have to leave the bench to do it.

The St. Louis Blues goalie protected his teammates on their bench by making a backhanded stab on Patrice Bergeron's clearing attempt during the second period of Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final against the Boston Bruins.

Bergeron was trying to clear the puck while the Bruins were killing a penalty and spun and whipped a shot toward the Blues bench.

The Blues players and coaches ducked for cover, but Allen calmly snared the puck.

Aside from saving his teammates, Allen also made a young Blues fan's night by flipping the puck over the boards to a young Blues fan in a Pat Maroon jersey.

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