glen a richter wrote:
I'll give Ells a load of credit for todays game, but I still need to see consistency. He's only effective when he's being pushed by someone else which, thankfully, Allen is doing. If Allen keeps up his solid play, Elliott should follow suit and Halak when he gets back. When was the last time this team had 3 effective goalies all at the same time?
I don't know how much Allen is pushing Elliott right now.
Before Halak got hurt, Allen was in Peoria...and the plan was to go with Halak and Elliott. It's not like Elliott was called up after Halak got hurt and Allen was already up here.
Maybe there is some competition there between Allen & Elliott to be with the big club next season, which makes sense. But the club made it known that down the stretch, if everyone was healthy, it was going to be Halak and Elliott up with the Blues, with Allen in the minors.
Elliott looks much more confident...just like last season. He's challenging shooters, out-waiting them and making them make the first move, he's not giving up rebounds, he's squaring up and not getting caught back in his net...and he's tracking the puck extremely well through traffic. To put it simply, he's stopping the pucks he should stop and he's also making the big saves when needed.
Elliott had a lot of time off due to his poor play, then they sent him to Peoria for two conditioning starts. Since returning, he has been light years better. The time in the press box and the starts in Peoria seem to have done wonders for him.
Right now, I'm more concerned with Petro's play than I am about Elliott's.