The first game St. Louis Blues goalie Brian Elliott plays following the All-Star break will likely feel like a walk in the park compared to what he faced Sunday afternoon in the NHL All-Star Game in Ottawa.
Elliott, the Blues' lone All-Star representative, was the third goalie to see action for Team Alfredsson. He faced 19 shots in the third period alone and allowed six goals in a 12-9 loss to Team Chara.
Making his return to Ottawa after playing four years with the Senators from 2007-2011, Elliott entered to start the third period with the score tied 6-6. And as is usually the case in an All-Star Game, Elliott was peppered with pucks unfairly all period long.
He made his first save just 30 seconds into the period and had three saves in the first minute. Elliott then stopped Corey Perry on a breakaway and stoned Tyler Seguin at the front door on a tip-in attempt at the far post.
But in a precursor of things to come in the period, Elliott was let down by his defense when Phil Kes...