Ryan Miller can’t start every game, so tonight the St. Louis Blues will turn to Brian Elliott in goal against the Minnesota Wild. Elliott last started on February 28 against the Anaheim Ducks, but waited 20 days to play up until that point. He’s been heavily relegated to backup duty instead of “2.A” duty, but he’ll get a crack at a solid Wild team this evening.
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Elliott, as it turns out, has been a bit of a Wild killer throughout his career. He tends to play well against Minnesota, which could have influenced Ken Hitchcock to give Miller this particular game off.
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The Blues come into the contest on a four-game win streak. They haven’t lost since making the post-deadline deal for Miller and Steve Ott. Winner of three of their lost four, Minnesota is coming off of a tough 4-3 loss to the Dallas Stars last night and could be on the tired side on the second night of back-to-back games.