Sunday, December 28, 2008

Keeping up with Brian Elliott, Brad Winchester

Brian Elliott earned his 16th win of the season with a 4-1 victory over Hershey as he continues to lead the AHL in wins this season. He made 43 saves on 44 SOG. Last night's performance moved him from 10th to 5th in the league for SV% with a SV% of .924.

By the way, we neglected to previously mention that Elliott earned his first shutout of the season earlier this month in a 3-0 victory over Albany, stopping all of the River Rats' 33 shots.

Elliott has been in goal for a majority of Binghampton's games, as he is being prepped for his future with the Ottawa Senators. He has played 27 games, compared to Jeff Glass's 9 games.

Brad Winchester scored the game-tying goal and the deciding shooutout goal (on his 1st shootout attempt of the season!) to lead the St. Louis Blues to a 3-2 (SO) victory over the San Jose Sharks last night. In case you were wondering, Joe Pavelski was held off the scoresheet.

Winchester must like playing against San Jose, as he scored 2 goals in his last game against them in the 5-4 loss on Dec. 13.

After a less-than-spectacular start to the season, Winchester has come on strong lately. With just 6 pts in 13 games with Peoria (AHL) to start the season and just 1 assist in his first 10 games with St. Louis, Winchester has scored 5 goals in his last 7 games.