Ellis picked up two assists during Friday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Coyotes in Game 4 of their Stanley Cup Qualifier. He was a big factor in the game even getting to OT, as Ellis recorded the primary assist on the Nashville goals that tied things up at 2-2 and 3-3, but he couldn't find a third helper before the team was bounced from the playoffs. The 29-year-old blueliner only played 49 regular-season games this season but still managed 38 points (eight goals, 30 assists), potentially setting him up for a big 2020-21 campaign if he can stay healthy.
Ellis scored a goal on five shots and added a pair of blocks Sunday in a 4-3 loss to the Coyotes in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Qualifiers. Ellis found the net with a one-timer from the point in the opening minute of the third period, pulling the Predators to within 4-2. It was one of his five shots in the game, which topped all defensemen. Ellis was his typical workhorse self, logging just over 26 minutes of ice time, including nearly 10 minutes of special teams duty. The 29-year-old had 38 points in 49 regular-season games and is a steady fantasy contributor in most categories.
Ellis has eight goals, 38 points and a plus-16 rating in 49 games this season. Despite missing 20 games in the middle of the season, Ellis is right in the neighborhood of the career-high 41 points he scored last year. The 29-year-old blueliner has now scored at least 30 points in five straight seasons. If the NHL decides to resume the 2019-20 campaign, Ellis will have a good chance at setting a new career best in points.
Ellis scored a power-play goal in Saturday's 1-0 win over the Stars. His second-period snapshot from along the boards was the only shot to beat Ben Bishop on the afternoon, but it was all the offense Juuse Saros would need. Ellis has been making up for lost time since returning from a concussion in late February, scoring two goals and nine points in his last eight games.
Ellis delivered two assists in a 3-2 loss to the Avalanche on Saturday. Ellis is on a four-game, eight-point scoring streak that includes seven assists. He has 36 points in 44 games this season and he should best his career mark of 41 set last year (82 games). The growth in Ellis' game seems real.
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