Allen was solid after making 29 saves in the Blues’ 5-4 overtime win in Pittsburgh on Wednesday night.

“I feel good right now,” Allen said. “I feel like I’m practicing well and it’s translating into the games. Guys did a good job tonight. We started out strong. We had our ups and downs during the game. I think we’ll level out here. It’s still only the second game.”

Schmaltz had hobbled off the ice in the third period of Thursday’s game, but was back on a line with Kane and Ryan Hartman for his first shift Saturday before being injured again. … RW Tommy Wingels made his Blackhawks debut as C Tanner Kero sat out. Wingels, who signed a one-year free agent deal, is from Chicago’s north suburbs. … The Blackhawks had a pregame video tribute and moment of silence for Pierre Pilote, their captain from 1961 to 1968, who died last month at age 85.

While the true tests for Washington State come later in the season, when it faces Stanford and Washington, the Cougars cannot afford to lose to a team like California on Friday night in Berkeley, Calif.

The Bears started off the season with high hopes, winning their first three games and being tied with USC in the fourth quarter in their fourth game.

It doesn’t matter that Butcher only played 12:45 in his NHL debut Cheap Youth NBA Jerseys with the Devils because 3:23 of that time was on the power play, where he dished out three assists. The Devils have been Victor Cruz Cheap Jerseys sorely lacking a power-play quarterback for what feels like years, and Butcher should get every opportunity to build on this strong start going forward. Don’t be shocked if he leads the Devils’ blue line in power-play time before the week is out.