OUTBrian Elliott
G PHI
3 months ago

Elliott will undergo an exam Wednesday night to determine whether a "cleanout medical procedure" is required following his core muscle surgery from mid-February, Bill Meltzer of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Elliott made a valiant return from his initial procedure for the final two games of the regular season, but he was rocked during the conference quarterfinals against the Penguins, as evidenced by a 1-3-0 record, 4.74 GAA and .856 save percentage and despite stealing Game 2 on the road. It's too early to know whether Elliott will be ready for training camp, but this follow-up examination should shed light on his official status.

OUTBrian Elliott
G PHI
3 months ago

Elliott made 14 saves on 17 shots Wednesday against the Penguins. He was pulled after 28:04 and took the loss in a 5-0 Game 4 defeat.

EDGE Analysis

This is the second time Elliott has gotten the hook in this series, and one time he allowed five goals and was left in the net for the whole game. The difference is this time he was replaced by a healthy Michal Neuvirth. It wouldn't be surprising to see Neuvirth get the start in Game 5.

OUTBrian Elliott
G PHI
3 months ago

Elliott will be in the blue paint for Wednesday's Game 4 against Pittsburgh, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Down 2-1 to the Penguins, this First Round series has seen Jekyl and Hyde performances from Elliott. In a Game 2 victory, Elliott turned away 34 of 35 shots, but in his two losing efforts, the first-year Flyer allowed five goals in each contest while posting a horrendous .778 save percentage. Philadelphia can be expected to play with desperation out of the gate in Game 4, but with Elliott's inconsistency thus far, it'll be difficult to justify his presence in fantasy lineups.

OUTBrian Elliott
G PHI
3 months ago

Elliott made 21 saves on 26 shots in a 5-1 Game 3 loss to the Penguins on Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

That's the second time in this series that Elliott has allowed five goals, although this time at least he wasn't yanked from the game. Three of Pittsburgh's tallies came on the power play, which is not surprising given that the Flyers had the 29th-ranked penalty kill. This is a bad matchup for a team that struggles to kill penalties, and that doesn't bode well for Elliott.

OUTBrian Elliott
G PHI
3 months ago

Elliott will be the home starter for Game 3 against the Penguins on Sunday, Jonathan Bombulie of TribLive.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

After a remarkable outing in Game 2 when Elliott steered away 34 of 35 shots to even the series 1-1. This was a night and day difference from the goalie that showed up to Game 1 and allowed five goals on 19 shots, and it appeared as if Elliott benefited from the nod of confidence from his coach. Despite the solid outing, the Penguins still have an extremely dynamic offense that will be looking to avenge Friday's embarrassing loss, so Elliott is still a risky fantasy pick.

OUTBrian Elliott
G PHI
3 months ago

Elliott stopped 34 of 35 shots in a 5-1 victory over the Penguins in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference first round Friday night.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran goaltender honestly couldn't have bounced back any better after he allowed five goals on 19 shots in Game 1. Elliott looked much more comfortable Friday than he did Wednesday, rewarding his coach for trusting him. Elliott looked shaky on one shot early, but he was fortunate the puck rang out off the post. In the second period, Elliott stopped several high-danger chances, including a breakaway attempt from Sidney Crosby. This is type of play the Flyers need from Elliott if they are going to knock off the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions.

OUTBrian Elliott
G PHI
3 months ago

Elliott will indeed get the start for Friday's Game 2 against the Penguins, Sam Carchidi of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Elliott posted a disastrous showing in Game 1 that resulted in him being pulled from the contest during the second period after he surrendered five goals on 19 shots to the Flyers' cross-state rivals. Petr Mrazek, who replaced Elliott on Wednesday, will return to the backup role Friday after stopping 12 of the 14 shots he faced in the 7-0 rout. However, Elliott will likely have a shorter leash this time around as the Flyers look to avoid a 2-0 deficit in the opening-round matchup.

OUTBrian Elliott
G PHI
3 months ago

Despite being yanked in the second period of Wednesday's Game 1 against the Penguins, Elliott is expected to be in net Friday for Game 2, Dan Rosen of NHL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Elliott posted a putrid start to the 2017-18 playoffs Wednesday, surrendering five goals on 19 shots before his exit. While fans from the City of Brotherly Love may not agree with the decision, coach Dave Hakstol appears set to give his experienced netminder another chance between the pipes. However, his leash will likely be much shorter next time around, with Petr Mrazek lying in wait and Michal Neuvirth's (lower body) return potentially not far off.

OUTBrian Elliott
G PHI
3 months ago

Elliott gave up five goals on 19 shots in the first two periods of Game 1, giving way to Petr Mrazek with the Penguins ahead 5-0 on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

This was simply a night to forget for Badger Brian, as the Penguins took control of the contest early and never let up. Elliott's going to have to be much better moving forward if the Flyers are going to have any hope of lasting long against the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions.

OUTBrian Elliott
G PHI
3 months ago

Elliott is considered Philadelphia's go-to goalie for the Stanley Cup playoffs, The Inquirer reports. As such, it's implied that Elliott will assume the road net for Game 1 against the Penguins on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

The Flyers were pleasantly surprised by Elliott's relatively quick return from core-muscle surgery, with the 33-year-old defeating the Hurricanes and Rangers in succession last week -- this not only helped the Flyers clinch a playoff berth but it allowed Flyers goalie coach Kim Dillabaugh to assess Elliott's readiness for the playoffs. Elliott, who turned 33 years old Monday, posted a 23-11-7 record, 2.66 GAA and .909 save percentage through 42 starts and 43 total appearances in 2017-18. It appears that Petr Mrazek, who was pried away from Detroit on Feb. 19, will serve as the backup throughout the postseason.