Elliott made 16 saves in 3-1 win over the Capitals in a Stanley Cup Qualifiers round-robin game on Thursday. Elliott continued his regular-season dominance over the Caps with the win. This was a nice win for the veteran who will spend the the rest of the playoffs watching Carter Hart from the end of the bench.
Elliott will get the starting nod for Thursday's round-robin matchup with Washington. Elliott was always expected to start one of the three round-robin clashes and will face off with Washington, a team that he defeated twice in the regular season with a 2.00 GAA and .926 save percentage. This will likely be the last time fantasy players will get a glimpse of Elliott during the playoffs, as Carter Hart will likely take the reins into Round 1.
Elliott will guard the road goal during Thursday's game versus the Lightning, Jordan Hall of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports. Elliott was sharp in his last start March 4 against the Capitals, stopping 25 of 27 shots en route to an impressive 5-2 road victory. The veteran netminder will attempt to pick up a second straight road win in a tough matchup with a Tampa Bay team that's 22-10-2 at home this year.
Elliott made 25 saves in a 5-2 win over Washington on Wednesday. Elliott was sharp in earning his second straight road victory. He was beaten only on a Lars Eller breakaway and a Garnet Hathaway finish of an odd-man rush. The 34-year-old owns a sub-.900 save percentage (.899) on the season but has won seven of his last 10 starting assignments, going 7-2-1 in that stretch.
Elliott will defend the blue paint during Wednesday's road matchup with Washington, Bill Meltzer of NHL.com reports. Elliott wasn't great in his last start Feb. 20 against the Blue Jackets, surrendering three goals on 31 shots, but he was ultimately able to pick up his 15th win of the season thanks to strong goal support from his teammates. He'll attempt to secure a second straight victory in a tough road matchup with a Capitals club that's averaging 3.44 goals per game at home this campaign, sixth most in the NHL.
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