Elliott gave up four goals on 40 shots in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to Washington. He put forth a strong effort in net, but Elliott nonetheless saw his 11-game winning streak come to an end. It was quite a spectacular stretch, featuring a 1.70 GAA and .942 save mark -- and yet Elliott's season stats remain mediocre, a reflection of his inconsistency this season. Let's not forget the shortcomings of Calgary's defense either. Consider Elliott an eminently playable but by no means elite goalie down the stretch.
Elliott will look to extend his winning streak to 12 versus Washington on Tuesday, Roger Millions of Sportsnet reports. Elliott has been unstoppable of late; in his 11 consecutive victories, he's posted a 1.70 GAA and .942 save percentage. The netminder did manage to knock off the league's hottest offense in Pittsburgh during this run, but he'll now get the unenviable task of toppling the President's Trophy-leading Caps, who are averaging 3.20 goals per contest.
Elliott allowed two goals on 21 shots but came away the winner in a 5-2 victory over Los Angeles on Sunday. The Flames' winning streak may have come to an end at 10 games (backup Chad Johnson was between the pipes), but Elliott rattled off his 11th straight victory in this one. He's allowed just 19 goals during that span, and is now up to 23 wins on the year after an absolutely horrendous start (3-9-1 record, .885 save percentage, 3.31 GAA) to his Flames career at the beginning of 2016-17.
Elliott will be between the pipes for Sunday's tilt against Los Angeles, Derek Wills of Sportsnet 960 reports. Elliott has been on a roll lately, picking up a win in each of his last 10 starts while earning a .944 save percentage and 1.67 GAA in that span as well. With the Kings near the bottom of the league in scoring, averaging only 2.44 goals per game, Elliott should be in a good position to tie Mike Vernon's franchise-best 11 straight wins.
Elliott was triumphant in his return from an illness Friday, picking up 24 saves against the Stars at home for his 10th straight victory. Elliott's only damage was the result of a defensive zone turnover from allied defenseman T.J. Brodie that led to a Brett Ritchie goal in the third period. Elliott and Chad Johnson have shared the net to a fair degree this season, but coach Glen Gulutzan is not likely to divert from Elliott's hot hand with a playoff spot to be clinched. You should consider following suit in the fantasy realm.
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