Jake Allen's new mask is sublime

Published September 11, 2021 at 7:10 PM

Jake Allen had a huge season in 2021, keeping the Habs on track during the absence and underachievement of number one netminder, Carey Price. Allen, who had 11 wins in 29 outings and maintained a 90.7% efficiency percentage and a 2.68 GAA, will be wearing a new mask come October. There is not a huge difference with the last one, he stayed in simplicity. However, in my opinion, it remains sublime in its simplicity!

The whole thing was painted, not surprisingly, by David Gunnarsson (DaveArt), who remains an authority in mask painting. He is the artist who did the masks of Elvis Merzlikins, Jordan Binnington, Pekka Rinne (before his retirement), Frederik Andersen, Sergei Bobrovsky, Ilya Samsonov, Philipp Grubauer and many others. In short, he is very well known in the field of goalie mask paintings.

I would like to take this opportunity to mention again that Jake Allen is very appreciated in the Tricolore's dressing room. Carey Price knocked on Marc Bergevin's door to suggest that he protect his assistant for the expansion draft. Isn't this proof of the goalie and the human being that Jake Allen is?

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