07:28 AM ET 09.25 | As some expected, the Blues are indeed faced with the notion that three is a crowd. Goaltenders Jaroslav Halak and Brian Elliott will split tonight's game in Minnesota. With Halak and Elliott both on one-way NHL contracts, and Jake Allen holding a two-way deal, the logical line of thinking was that Allen would start the season in the American Hockey League. But after a 3-2 overtime victory over Dallas Saturday, don't take that to the bank. "Jake Allen made a great account of himself the last game," Hitchcock said. "I think the next two games will tell us a lot where Brian and Jaro are at. We're hoping they're trending forward. They've had great practices and we think they're both getting ready, but we want to see that, too. ... Jake's not going away quietly."