No team in the playoffs is deeper at goalie than the St. Louis Blues. It's a big reason they are one win away from their first playoff series triumph in a decade.
Brian Elliott is more of a 1A than Jaroslav Halak's backup. Elliott led the NHL with a 1.56 goals-against average, including nine shutouts. He's been carrying the load since Halak was sidelined by a lower-body injury early in their first-round series against the San Jose Sharks.
Elliott, who wasn't assured of a job in training camp, was just 1:07 shy of a shutout in Game 4. The 2-1 victory gave St. Louis a 3-1 series lead coming back home for Game 5 on Saturday night. He was far from satisfied after allowing Joe Thornton's late goal Thursday night.
''That makes me mad, spitting a rebound out like that late in the game,'' Elliott said. ''Luckily we scored two and they only had one.''
Luck has had little to do with the series so far. The Blues swept the Sharks in the regular season, with Elliott and Halak each posting a ...