The question was put to the panel of commentators from the NBC Sports Group.
Mike Emrick and Pierre McGuire insisted they'd go with Halak, the goalie who led Montreal to the Eastern Conference Finals two years ago. Eddie Olczyk and Keith Jones picked Elliott, whose postseason goals-against average (4.14) is a higher number than the amount of postseason games he's played in (four).
"Brian Elliott," Olczyk said without hesitation and despite of Elliott's lack of playoff experience. "He's coming off a nice little streak there where he had gone into 200-plus minutes of shutout hockey. It's a great problem for Hitch to have, but to me I like the way he played the last 10 games of the season. It's a no-brainer."