Elliott stopped all 16 shots he faced in two periods of work including overtime Thursday, helping the Flyers steal a 5-4 win over the Coyotes.

Elliott entered the game having overcome an undisclosed issue and provided the calming influence his team needed by shutting down the 'Yotes and giving the Flyers a chance to come back. He hasn't given up more than three goals since Oct. 16 and clearly gives Philadelphia its best chance to win when he's in the net. If the Flyers decide he's ready for a full game, it would be a good idea to start him Saturday against the Blackhawks, particularly because Chicago's made an in-season coaching change after 11 years of Joel Quenneville.

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