Elliott's expected to start Monday's season finale against the Devils, Jordan Hall of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports. Elliott will watch Alex Lyon start the Flyers' penultimate game in Washington before taking the finale against New Jersey. The 36-year-old netminder has gone 14-9-2 with a 3.10 GAA and .888 save percentage this season. Elliott's set to become a free agent, and while he hasn't indicated that he's thinking of retiring, it's possible this could end up being his final NHL appearance.
Elliott turned aside 28 shots in Friday's 4-2 win over the Capitals. The veteran netminder snapped a three-start losing streak with the effort, a stretch during which he coughed up 15 goals. Despite Friday's effort, Elliott still carries a 3.10 GAA and an .888 save percentage on the season, his worst ratios in a decade.
Elliott will be between the pipes against the Capitals on the road Friday, Bill Meltzer of NHL.com reports. Elliott is currently bogged down in a three-game losing streak during which he registered a disastrous 5.11 GAA and .805 save percentage. The 36-year-old veteran will be an unrestricted free agent this summer, and his 13-9-2 record and 3.15 GAA in 28 games this year could see the Flyers go in a different direction behind Carter Hart (knee) heading into the 2021-22 campaign.
Elliott gave up six goals on 30 shots in Tuesday's 7-3 loss to the Penguins. The seventh goal was an empty-netter. Elliott had another poor outing -- he's given up 15 goals in his last three games, all losses. The 36-year-old dropped to 13-9-2 with a 3.15 GAA and an .886 save percentage in 28 outings. Elliott remains a risky fantasy play should he draw a start Friday or Saturday versus the Capitals.
Elliott will guard the home crease Tuesday against the Penguins. The Flyers host the Penguins two nights in a row Monday and Tuesday, and Elliott's penciled in to start the second game after Alex Lyon takes the opener. The 36-year-old netminder's fading down the stretch, having allowed nine goals to the Devils in his last two starts, both losses. If Elliott doesn't sharpen his game, the much more talented Pittsburgh offense could hang a crooked number on the Flyers.
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