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Brian Elliott Ties Glenn Hall For Second on St. Louis Blues Shutout List


Ryan Miller might be the hot new name for the St. Louis Blues, but Brian Elliott continues to prove that he’s one of the top backups in the NHL regardless of who is getting starts ahead of him. He was named the first star of the game against the Pittsburgh Penguins today after he pitched the 16th shutout of his Blues career.

That moves him into a tie with Glenn Hall for second on St. Louis’ all-time shutout leader board.

Miller had taken losses in two consecutive starts—including one yesterday afternoon against the Philadelphia Flyers—so he was given the day off in favor of Elliott. He came up with several big saves in the third period to preserve the 0-0 tie until David Backes was able to break through with less than 10 minutes remaining in the third.

There’s no goaltending controversy in St. Louis, but Elliott is certainly playing his way into a significant raise this summer.

 

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