Elliott will patrol the crease in Saturday's road game against the Devils, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Elliott hasn't played well recently, posting an ugly 3.84 GAA and .864 save percentage in his last four appearances, but he's gone 3-1-0 over that span due to fantastic goal support from his teammates. He'll look to sharpen up and pick up a third consecutive victory in a road matchup with a Devils squad that's 12-5-3 at home this season.
Elliott made 28 saves in Saturday's 6-3 win over St. Louis. It was Elliott's 16th straight start. He has now won three of this last four starts, but has allowed at least three goals in each of those four games. Elliott shook off his truly awful start to the season and has made enough important and timely saves to keep his team in most games, even when they shouldn't have been. Recently, however, he's been bailed out by his high-scoring teammates. Elliott is a workhorse, but watch for Michal Neuvirth to get a start soon, just to give the old man some rest. Neuvirth fans may not have to wait long with Buffalo on tap in the second leg of a back-to-back Sunday.
Elliott will face off against the Blues -- his former squad -- Saturday afternoon, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Elliott will play the Blues for the third time since they let him walk after the 2015-16 season -- when he basically carried them to the Western Conference finals. This will be Elliott's 16th consecutive start, but he's struggled of late, allowing 14 goals on 99 shots -- a .859 save percentage -- while luckily getting enough offensive support to reel in a 2-2-0 record. The Blues have been the opposite, as they've struggled offensively and haven't scored a power-play goal in their last seven matchups, but they've been saved by stellar goaltending to win their last three. If that goaltending keeps up for St. Louis, it will be difficult for Elliott to steal a win.
Elliott skated away with a 6-4 home win over the Islanders on Thursday, despite only saving 27 of 31 shots. As the six-spot suggests, Elliott was well supported in this one, but particularly so with the man advantage, as the Flyers went three for five in that critical special teams situation. The Canadian backstop was making his 15th consecutive appearance between the pipes, and you have to think that Michal Neuvirth could be rolled out for a start in the near future given that he returned from a leg injury the day after Christmas and has only made one relief appearance since then -- he drew in against the Penguins on Tuesday, stopping 10 of 11 shots. Still, we'd be remiss if we didn't advise that you always check back for official goalie confirmations.
Elliott will be in the cage against the visiting Islanders on Thursday, Adam Kimelman of NHL.com reports. There was wide speculation that Flyers coach Dave Hakstol would give the starting nod to Michal Neuvirth after Elliott put up a dud (four goals on 14 shots) in Tuesday's action against the Penguins, but that evidently will not be the case. Elliott will command the crease against an Islanders team that features the league's seventh-best line -- as measured by Left Wing Lock -- with the trio comprised of John Tavares, Josh Bailey and Anders Lee.
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