From a Miklasz article 45 minutes ago
According to the metric specialists at the essential Corsica Hockey, Minnesota has only six even-strength shot attempts on rebounds. And you can make that a mere seven rebound shot attempts in all situations.
Think about that for a second…
To repeat …
The Wild have put 94 even-strength shots on goal this series, and only six have come on rebound attempts. That’s represents a puny 6.38 percent of their 5-on-5 shot total.
And in all situations, only seven of the Wild’s 117 shots on goal were put there by rebounds … or 5.98 percent.
Like most pundits are saying - the Blues are defending their house and protecting Allen. The Wild writer completely ignored this.
And a few more things from same source
— The Blues’ have quelled the Wild’s odd-man rush game with disciplined zone defense and sound positioning. Minnesota has only six shots on goal off the rush over the first three games. Despite being at an acute disadvantage in puck possession, the Blues have nearly as many shots (four) on rushes.
— According to Corsica, the average distance of even-strength shots launched at Allen in the series is 38.08 feet. Only two of the 16 postseason teams have kept opponents shooting from a longer average distance. This is notable for another reason: during the regular season, the Wild’s average shooting distance was 31.31 feet at even strength. The Blues’ collapsing zone has forced Minnesota to shoot from a deeper distance than usual.
— And that, of course, goes a long way in explaining why Allen has faced a heavy volume of low-danger shots in this series. The count: 62 low-danger shots in all situations; 53 low-danger shots at even strength. And he’s stopped every one of them. Jake has also made saves on all 33 medium-danger shots including 27 coming at even strength.
–– Minnesota has only 14 high-danger shots against Allen at even strength. He’s made saves on 13 of the 14.
— That .928 save percentage on high-danger shots is remarkable. As a point of reference, Allen had an .812 save percentage on high-danger shots at even strength this season. And during his regular-season hot streak that began Feb. 2, Allen’s save percentage on high-danger shots was .857.
In other word, the Blues are playing strong defense and Allen is not only stopping everything he should, he's stopping almost everything that is going in for other teams.