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Blues’ Elliott closing in on franchise shutout record

Apr 12, 2013, 2:07 AM EDT

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Another game, another shutout for St. Louis Blues goalie Brian Elliott.

He made 23 saves in a 2-0 win over the struggling Minnesota Wild on Thursday night, giving him three consecutive shutouts.

According to the St. Louis Dispatch, Elliott’s shutout streak now sits at 189 minutes, 29 seconds and the Blues’ franchise shutout streak record is 201:24.

“Don’t wanna jinx him,” Blues captain David Backes told NHL.com of Elliott.

“We want to knock on wood after every interview, but he’s been a battler for us, lays it on the line and has worked his butt off to get back into the shape he’s in, as far as having that confidence, and knowing that every time he’s in the net, we’re going to have a great performance.”

The Blues have now won six straight games, and are fifth in the Western Conference standings, just one point back of the San Jose Sharks.

  1. aaron229 - Apr 12, 2013 at 5:38 AM

    Closing in on his own record, set last year.

  2. zwilhelm16 - Apr 12, 2013 at 7:39 AM

    And i wanted them to do away with this guy 3 weeks ago because of all the weak goals he was letting in. Shows why I’m not a GM i guess.

    • tridecagon - Apr 12, 2013 at 10:21 AM

      Lots of goaltenders are streaky, but Ells has shown throughout his time with the Blues that he’s particularly prone to ups and downs. The good news is that Jake Allen is the opposite. Jake will probably play tonight, so Ells is going to have to try to extend that shutout streak against the Hawks on Sunday afternoon.

  3. robwallace44 - Apr 12, 2013 at 9:31 AM

    @ zwilhelm16 I was right there with ya! LOL…awesome to see him regain his form. The additions on defense are really paying off, and Ells taking care of business. LGB!!!

  4. jpelle82 - Apr 12, 2013 at 12:55 PM

    was waiting to see if this article made it today. those d-line additions are paying dividends – a veritable shutdown palace in st louis

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