Elliott will start Game 6 in a win or go home situation for the Blues.
Elliott allowed three goals on 25 shots including arguably the softest goal he has allowed all series, in Ot to give the Kings a 3-2 lead in the series. He still holds an impressive 1.88 GAA and .925 SV% in the playoffs.
Elliott stopped all but one of the Kings 21 shots in Game 3, but Jonathan Quick was unbeatable as Los Angeles won 1-0. Elliott ranks second in goals-against average (0.93) and save percentage (.962) among all playoff goaltenders.
Elliott had a shutout going until Justin Williams scored with 32 seconds left in the third period. He still won the game in overtime thanks to an error by Jonathan Quick. Elliott stopped 28 of 29 shots in the win.
Elliott got off a solid start, then slumped. In February, he was 0-4 with a 4.67 GAA and .810 save percentage. After losing 4-1 to the Kings on Feb. 11, he did not re-appear for almost a month as rookie Jake Allen came to the forefront. Once Elliott came back he was great in the final month of the season, he went 11-2 with a 1.28 GAA and .948 SV%.
Elliott has won five out of his last seven starts while posting a 1.63 GAA and .931 SV%. He has a tough matchup vs. the Blackhwaks. However the Hawks are likely going to bench a lot of their star players so he could make for a good start.
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Elliott has bounced back beautifully. He is now 9-2-0 with a 1.33 GAA and .947 SV% in April. He has a fantastic matchup against the Flames tomorrow, so he should be able to record his 10th win of the month.
Allen and Halak on the ice, leading one to believe Elliott would be the starter tonight.
Halak is out on the optional skate working his way back from injury and Allen is the backup so Elliott would be the default starter here. The Blues need this win as the bottom playoff seeds in the West are still seemingly up for grabs.
Elliott will carry a 189:29 shutout streak into the contest. Elliott has three straight shutouts in that span and hasn't allowed a goal since Chicago's Viktor Stalberg scored in the third period of the Blues' 4-3 shootout win on April 4.
Elliott is starting to look more like he did last year after a bad start to the season. He has recorded a shutout in each of his last two starts (vs. DET and NSH). He will be in the cage again tomorrow vs. the Wild. He is 2-0-0 with a 2.93 GAA and .861 SV% in two starts vs. Minnesota this season.
Elliott conitnued his strong play since being re-called on Sunday. He posted a 28-save shutout in a 1-0 win over the Red Wings. He will likely go up against Pekka Rinne tomorrow, so he will need to be at the top of his game again.