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Highlight-Reel Saves Becoming the Norm

by Chris Pinkert / St. Louis Blues

ST. LOUIS - When Brian Elliott flashed that glove save to deny Milan Lucic a game-winning goal in overtime on Thursday night, the packed house at Scottrade Center erupted with “MOOOOOOOOOSE!!!”

Me?

I barely even reacted.

It’s not because I can’t, not because I didn’t want to - it’s because I expected it.

And his teammates see it that way, too.

“We’re not even shocked because he’s been making those all year,” Jaden Schwartz said after the game. “That was a huge save. If it wasn’t for him throughout the game, we wouldn’t have been there. He made some big saves from start to finish, and obviously that one (in overtime) was a game-saver.”

Over his last six starts, Elliott is 5-0-1 with a 1.26 goals-against average and an impressive .961 save-percentage. It’s a big reason why the Blues continue to roll.

Check out the goaltender leaderboard on NHL.com when you have a minute and let me know who leads the League in goals-against average and save-percentage.

That answer probably won't surprise you, either.

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