The St. Louis fans gave a nice warm reception for not only forward Troy Brouwer, but goaltender Brian Elliott who enjoyed a successful run with the Blues. Both players returned and it was Elliott’s night as he turned stone cold and stopped 23 shots in a 4-1 win for his Flames over his former team.
Elliott was greeted with chants of “Moose” during the pregame warmups. He appreciated it.
“I don’t know if I was surprised because I knew how much the fans kind of loved that,” Elliott said of his nickname chant. “It was special for me, hearing that, and really kind of got me into the game. I’m sure they don’t like the result now, but it meant a lot and that video tribute meant a lot, too.”
After beating the Blackhawks the night before in a shootout, Elliott was ready to go on back-to-back nights and was waiting for this game since the summer.
“I saw that on the schedule in the summer,” Elliott said. “You want to come back here. I had so much fun playing in front of these fans in this building, I wanted to do it again, even though it’s another team. The guys did a heck of a job in front of me to get that win for me.”
The lone dent on Elliott’s night was a power-play goal from defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk with a 5-on-3 advantage early in third with the Blues down 3-1.