Elliott to Start Game 3, Halak Ruled Out
SAN JOSE, CA (AP) -- Brian Eliott will start Game 3 of the St. Louis Blues first-round series against the San Jose Sharks, while Jaroslav Halak will not dress because of a lower-body injury.
Coach Ken Hitchcock ruled Halak out of Monday night's game in San Jose because of the hard hit he took from teammate Barret Jackman in the second period Saturday night in a St. Louis' 3-0 win that tied the series at a game apiece.
Elliott stopped all 17 shots he faced to complete the shutout. In the regular season, he led the league with a 1.56 goals-against average as the Blues regularly used two goaltenders.