Saturday, July 7, 2012

Julylights: July 7th, Brian Elliott's Glove Save On Dan Boyle

Welcome to Julylights, a month long series taking the top plays of the '11-'12 season and giving them to you one a day, every day of the month of July.  

There was no better goalie tandem during last season than that of Jaroslav Halak and Brian Elliott for the St. Louis Blues. Elliot and Halak sported 1.56 and 1.97 goals against averages, respectively, and backstopped the Blues to a league best 1.89 goals against average during the regular season.

An average good enough for the Williams M. Jennings Trophy, awarded annually to the duo that allows the fewest goals during the regular season.

The Blues were a defense first team, and when someone was fortunate enough to get through the first five, Elliott or Halak was their to keep the puck out of the net. Well in this case it was Elliot their to save the day.
(Video after the jump)

The San Jose Sharks, on the power-play, were looking for the equalizer. Dan Boyle slid down from the blue-line and received the back door pass. Unfortunately for Boyle, Elliott jumped across and robbed him with a glove save.

Too bad the Sharks couldn't figure Elliott out here, it really would have helped in the playoffs.

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