Allen asks Dwyer why he didn't blow the play dead when the whistle does blow, and cameras catch Blue goalie coach Martin Brodeur reacting animatedly to the play while watching the game on video monitors from the pressbox:
Jake Allen makes a save without his mask. Very old-school. https://t.co/V8aBehAmbs— Chris Oddo (@thesaucerpass) February 17, 2017
Luckily Allen wasn't hurt. There's a reason an automatic whistle is supposed to come whenever a goalie loses his mask. It's simply too dangerous with the way players shoot these days. "I did it in the minors a couple of times," Allen said of the scary moment after the game. "It's a weird rule because there's some times where some refs call it and some refs don't... It's a tough rule. The buckle completely snapped off there so I couldn't see out of my right eye. I just sort of pulled it off." Allen said Dwyer told him that he didn't see the mask was off. "He just said he didn't see it," Allen said. "He said once the play went up ice he didn't look back. I was yelling. It's tough to hear sometimes--fortunately no harm came from it." Blues coach Mike Yeo had a good laugh about it with reporters after the game. "He stood in there," said Yeo. "He's crazy.
Here's Martin Brodeur's reaction to Jake Allen making a save w/out his mask tonight: https://t.co/g4kOnnHHLV— Chris Oddo (@thesaucerpass) February 17, 2017