Elliott was awful in his firs three starts with the Flames, but was excellent last night, stopping 31 of 33 shots and all seven shootout attempts in a win over the Blackhawks. Tonight, he makes a return to St. Louis, where he played the last five years. It is a rough matchup, especially starting on back-to-back nights, but hopefully Monday was a sign of things to come from the veteran goalie.
Elliott allowed four goals on 32 shots in the Flames loss to the Hurricanes. Chad Johnson has started three of the last four games, but they’ll go back to Elliott tonight. Elliott is winless with a 4.72 GAA and .839 SV% in his first three starts in a Flames uniform. Tonight he will face a Blackhawks team that is 3-3-0 while averaging 3.67 goals per game so far.
Elliott is in the starter's crease at the morning skate; expected to start in Chicago.
Elliott allowed four goals on 32 shots in the Flames loss to the Hurricanes. Chad Johnson has started three of the last four games, but it looks like they’ll go back to Elliott tonight. Elliott is winless with a 4.72 GAA and .839 SV% in his first three starts in a Flames uniform. Tonight he would face a Blackhawks team that is 3-3-0 while averaging 3.67 goals per game so far.
Elliott allowed four goals on 28 shots in the Flames loss to the Oilers last Friday. Elliott’s Flames career has not gotten off to the start that his owners hoped for. He has allowed a combined 10 goals on 55 shots for an ugly .818 SV%. The veteran will look to bounce-back against a Hurricanes team that is 0-1-2 despite scoring 3.00 goals per game to start the year.
Elliott was torched for six goals on 27 shots in his Flames’ debut on Wednesday. The Flames went on to lose 7-4 to the Oilers, but it can’t be pinned on Elliott. Calgary left their netminder hung out to dry on multiple occasions and one goal was a Connor McDavid penalty shot. With the same opponent tonight, Elliott looks like a risky start, but the Flames should be better in front of him in this one—they frankly can’t be worse.
Elliott will start the Flames' season opener in Edmonton.
Elliott always split time in his five years with the Blues, never starting more than 45 games in a single year, but that will likely change this year. Elliott is now the Flames’ No.1 and should start close to 55-to-60 games. In the last five years, he has gone 164-104-46 while ranking first in the NHL in GAA (2.01) and second in SV% (.925). He draws a tough assignment on opening night, vs. Connor McDavid and an improved Oilers squad.