St. Louis Blues goalie Jake Allen

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Jake Allen's Mask Is Finalist For Best 'Paint Job' In NHL

He'll need your votes to beat out goalies from Chicago, Edmonton and Tampa Bay.

June 06, 2018 - 8:55 am
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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - Although the St. Louis Blues didn't make the playoffs, there's some hope for a postseason award for one member of the team. Jake Allen's goalie mask is a finalist for the "best paint job between the pipes" NHL Fan Choice Awards. 

You can vote for his mask now, until June 11 to help him win. The winners will be revealed on NHL's social media on June 12. 

Allen's mask was designed by Dennis Simone and painted by Jason Livery of Head Strong Grafx. The design is a  tribute to blues music and the city of St. Louis. 

It includes the throwback blues colors and images of legendary blues and jazz musician Louis Armstrong on each side. He wrote Grammy Hall of Fame songs like "Saint Louis Blues" and "When the Saints Go Marching In." And Armstrong's lyrics "I got those Saint Louis Blues" are on each side of Allen's mask.

Then on top is a large Blue Note and bolded "STL" letters.

The mask also has a very personal touch for Allen, the provincial flag of New Brunswick - his hometown, is on the backplate. Just below that are two dog paw prints to remind him of his pets, Murph and Marvin. "Bub" is also written at the bottom of the backplate to honor his late grandfather. 

Also on the backplate is a lemon, which is the nickname of his 1-year-old daughter, Lennon.

Allen is currently in third place, ahead of Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford by less than 50 votes. In first place is Tampa Bay Lightning's Andrei Vasilevskiy and in second place is Cam Talbot of the Edmonton Oilers.