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Elliott Named NHL's Second Star of the Week

Flyers goaltender receives NHL honor for second straight week

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @nhlflyers / http://www.philadelphiaflyers.com

The National Hockey League announced today that Flyers goaltender Brian Elliott has been named the Second Star of the Week.

Elliott posted another perfect 3-0-0 week from Dec. 11-17 and recorded a 1.31 goals-against average and .943 save percentage in the process. He allowed just four total goals in wins over Toronto, Buffalo and Dallas stopping 66 of 70 shots he faced, which includes stopping all 27 shots he faced in third periods and one overtime session during the week.

He began the week by stopping 20 of 22 shots against the visiting Maple Leafs and followed that up two days later with 19 saves vs. Buffalo which included no goals in the second and third period to hang onto a 2-1 victory against the Sabres.

He capped the week off by shutting down the high-powered Dallas Stars offense, stopping all 17 shots he faced after the first period, including all four in the overtime for another 2-1 Flyers win.

This is the second straight week Elliot has been honored by the NHL after receiving the Third Star from Dec. 4-10 when he posted a 3-0-0 mark in the team's Western Canadian swing that kick started their current six-game streak.

Elliott has started all six games of the Flyers' winning streak, combining for a 1.48 GAA and .949 save percentage during that stretch. In addition, he has started 10 of the last 11 games. He owns 12 of the Flyers' 14 wins on the season and has an overall mark of 12-6-6 to go along with a 2.61 GAA and .915 save percentage in 25 appearances.

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