Originally written February 01, 2013 on Pro Sports Daily:
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Goalie Dan Ellis has given the Carolina Hurricanes something to think about with their goalie rotation. Ellis, making his second start of the season, stopped 33 shots and Eric Staal's first-period goal held up as the Hurricanes defeated the Ottawa Senators 1-0 Friday night at PNC Arena. "We were able to get some good habits and that's something to build on," said Ellis, who's slotted as the team's No. 2 goalie behind Cam Ward. But with Ward struggling coming out of the NHL lockout, Ellis has looked more in tune in the first couple of weeks of the season. Ellis spent a few months during the lockout playing for the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League simply trying to be ready to make the NHL roster. "Playing in the (AHL) gave me a chance to find my own game," he said. Ellis, in his first season with the Hurricanes, posted his 13th career shutout in his 168th game. It was his first shutout since Nov. 9, 2010, w...
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