Found December 18, 2011 on Red Light District Hockey:
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When you go to NHL.com’s league leader page, there’s a goalie’s mugshot that shows up three times – he is leading in the league in goals-against average, save percentage and shutouts. If you haven’t been paying attention this season, you may guess that the goalie I am referring to would be Tim Thomas, Pekka Rinne, or Henrik Lundqvist. But actually, it’s St. Louis Blues goaltender Brian Elliott.The 2010-11 season was a tough one for Elliott. In 55 games between the Senators and Avalanche, the former ninth-round pick posted a 15-27-9 record and 3.34 goals-against average. In a bleak goaltending market this past off-season, Elliott didn’t receive a one-way contract offer from any NHL team. St. Louis was the best opportunity, in his opinion, and he has far exceeded expectations in this season’s first half.“I wasn’t bitter about it. You swallow your pride a little bit, move on and work hard,” Elliott said of receiving a two-way contract. “It’s more of looking at it as an opportunit
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