After three tough games and a benching, Bryan Allen's game is coming back.
Coach Bruce Boudreau is showing faith in the defenseman and Allen's game has come around as he had an assist and was a plus-one Sunday in a 2-1 loss to Columbus. Allen was minus-seven in three games from March 22-27. "Probably more than I should sometimes," Allen said as to whether he puts too much pressure on himself. "I think that I take pride in trying to be consistent. When things aren't going the way they are. It's a battle sometimes. You just got to try to stay with it. I've been playing long enough in the league, I think you realize it's just little things that you've got to focus on and hard work." Allen has five assists in 29 games with a minus-two rating and 30 penalty minutes this season and has little fantasy value in traditional pools.