Elliott Becomes Blues Franchise Shutout Leader
St Louis’ stopper Brian Elliott moved past former team mate Jaroslav Halak to become the franchise leader in shut outs, stopping all 25 shots in a 4-0 win over Calgary last night.
Since joining the Blues in 2011, 29-year old Elliott has posted 21 shut outs (only Kings’ #1 Jonathan Quick has recorded more during the same time period) and his 24th win of the season helped the Blues leap frog Nashville and Anaheim in to 1st place in the West.
Elliott, who missed 14 games with a knee injury earlier this season, began his NHL career with Ottawa before being traded to Colorado in 2011 in a straight swap for Craig Anderson.
A difficult run in Denver came to an end that summer, when Elliott joined the Blues as an unrestricted free agent; where he has gone on to become a key member of the Western powerhouse.
Posting an incredible 9 shut outs in his first year with the club, Elliott is now 79-35-9 in Missouri and could also pass Halak in franchise wins before the season is over.
The Slovak stopper sits 5th on the clubs all time list with 83 wins, whilst Greg Millen, who played for the club between 1984 and 1990, is 4th with 84 wins.
The Blues 4-0 victory against the Flames was also the second straight game in which the club has blanked their opponents, after Jake Allen recorded a 28 save shut out against Dallas on Sunday.
St Louis host Winnipeg tomorrow night, the third game in a six game home stand.