Brian Elliott Helping To Put Ottawa Senators’ Goalie Controversy To Rest

November 5th, 2010 by Christopher Smith Leave a reply »
Ottawa's goalie controversy seems to be solved. For now.

Brian Elliott has played ten games and has a respectable six wins. In his last two wins against the Leafs and Islanders, he has stolen the game at times and has posted a 1.50 GAA and a .953 save percentage. Both times he was named one of the stars of the game.

Even with Pascal Leclaire back from his groin injury, no one on the team seems to be in any hurry to remove him from between the posts.

“If it’s not broke, don’t fix it," said coach Cory Clouston. "Brian has played well. He has given our guys an opportunity to get our feet back underneath us when we have struggled at times. He has been there for us. And, he’s been a real big part of how we’ve started to turn things around."

With Leclaire warming the bench for the last two games, Elliott seems even more confident and comfortable, challenging the shooters and taking smart risks that have paid off.

“Every time you get in there, you just want to be a little more confident," said Elliott.  "That goes for everybody on the team.  When that happens, guys see it and feel it in themselves and kind of ...

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