Elliott made 38 saves Saturday in a 4-1 win over the Wild. Wow -- he actually got some offensive support. Elliott's mates had delivered just three goals in his previous four starts, so Saturday was a real gift. He has delivered owners strong performances of late, allowing two or fewer goals in six of his last seven starts.
Elliott will be in the crease in Saturday's game against the Wild, NHL.com's Lou Korac reports. Elliott wasn't great in his last outing, surrendering three goals on 32 shots en route to a 3-1 loss to the Sharks on Thursday. The former ninth-round pick will look to bounce back Saturday in a highly favorable matchup with a struggling Minnesota club that has lost nine of its last ten games.
Elliott gave up three goals on 29 shots Thursday in a 3-1 loss to San Jose. Elliott would surely like to get that first one back in particular, as Joonas Donskoi didn't have a whole lot of net to shoot at, but the Sharks rookie's knuckling shot beat the veteran netminder to his glove side. Despite the loss, this still marks Elliot's seventh consecutive game with a save mark over .900, and he'll likely be back between the pipes for friendly home matchup Saturday against a Minnesota team that's lost eight of 10 and struggled mightily in away games.
Elliott will tend twine Thursday night against the visiting Sharks, Lou Korac of NHL.com reports. Elliott has wins in three of his last five matches, yielding just six goals over that span. He'll face a Sharks team that's 7-1-2 over the past 10 contests and runs a power play ranked third in the NHL with a conversion rate of 22.1 percent.
Elliott got his first shutout of the season, preventing all 16 shots on net from crossing the goal line. Elliott has been on top of his game since fellow netminder Jake Allen (knee) went on injured reserve, starting all nine games and posting a 6-2-1 record. A 2.13 GAA on the season, the 30-year-old puts the Blues in a difficult spot on deciding who to go with when Allen returns to the lineup. Facing the Sharks' offensive firepower on Thursday, the netminder will have to stand on his head to come away with the another win.
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