OTTAWA, ON - JANUARY 27: Team Alfredsson goalie Brian Elliott of the St. Louis Blues speaks with the media during the 2012 NHL All-Star Game Player Media Availability at the Westin Ottawa on January 27, 2012 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

2012 NHL All-Star Game: Brian Elliott Set To Represent Team Alfredsson

Brian Elliott is the Blues lone representative this season, and he's thrilled to be back in the city where his career began.

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2012 NHL All Star Game Update: Elliott Represents Team Alfredsson In Net

The problem with any All Star Game is that defense is never the focus. In every All Star Game, fans tune in to see the offensive players put on highlights and make the scoreboard light up. This was particularly true in the 2012 NHL All Star Game, as Team Chara and Team Alfredsson combined to score 21 goals, with Team Chara earning the 12-9 victory.

Brian Elliott, who was the lone representative from the St. Louis Blues, represented Team Alfredsson between the pipes. Elliott, who was one of three goalies to make an appearance for Team Alfredsson, allowed six goals on 19 shots in the 12-9 defeat. While he did allow a team-high six goals, Elliott also led all goaltenders from Team Alfredsson with 13 saves.

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2012 NHL All-Star Game: TV Schedule, Announcers And More

The 2012 NHL All Star Game is being held in Ottawa, so this is a bit of a homecoming for St. Louis Blues goaltender Brian Elliott. The 26-year-old began his career with the Ottawa Senators, spending three seasons there before being traded to the Colorado Avalanche last season.


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When the Avalanche decided to go in a different direction, the Blues snapped up Elliott in free agency. That decision is proving to be awfully sound now that he's the lone Blues player participating in the All Star Game. He also appeared in the Skills Challenge event that happened on Saturday.

Game time: Sunday, January 29, 2012, 3 p.m. CST

Location: Scotiabank Place, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

TV: NBC

Announcers: Mike "Doc" Emrick, Ed Olcyzk, Pierre McGuire, Jeremy Roenick

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VIDEO: Patrick Kane Shattering Puck Takes Elliott By Surprise

Well, this trick in the NHL Super-Skills competition was certainly unexpected. After stoning the Chicago Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane on his first attempt, Brian Elliott had to deal with Kane donning a Superman cape and Clark Kent glasses and scoring a nifty sliding goal. Nothing, though, could prepare Elliott for this unexpected trick:

Kane fires the puck at Elliott, and it shatters into pieces. Needless to say, Elliott’s confused — he looks a bit like a dog staring at a ceiling fan there for a moment — but it doesn’t matter. He blocked every piece of the puck. That is how good Brian Elliott has been this season: it doesn’t matter if you fire puck shrapnel at him; it’s not going in.

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Brian Elliott Happy About His Selection To Team Alfredsson And Returning To Ottawa

Brian Elliott doesn’t have anything left to prove this season. He leads the league again in both save percentage (.938) and goals against average (1.69), and these stats helped him sign a two year contract extension with the Blues worth $3.6 million dollars.

In Ottawa, though, he might be a little motivated to show his former team’s fans a thing or two about what happens when you give up on a goaltender. Elliott began his NHL career in 2008-2009 with the Ottawa Senators and going 13-8-3-1 over 31 games played with the big club. He served as a back-up to Alex Auld, and bested the starer in wins. The Sens parted ways with Auld the next season, and relied on Elliott in 2009-2010 when Pascale Leclair suffered quite a few injuries. He again posted solid stats, though the next season the wheels fell off.

It would be unfair to blame the Senators’ 2010-2011 troubles on Elliott, seeing how the entire team was both terrile and decimated by injuries. By the time Elliott was traded to the Avalanche for Craig Anderson at last season’s trade deadline, the Sens were icing nearly all of the Binghamton Senators’ top players. He finished last season on an equally terrible Avalanche team, going just 2-8-1.

To be in the All-Star game this season is the last thing Elliott and Senators fans expected to happen. In a Q&A with the Post-Dispatch’s Jeremy Rutherford, he’s asked if he would do it all over again with the struggles if he’d wind up where he is right now. Here’s his answer:

“Do it again? I don’t know. Hindsight is 20/20. If this was the outcome, yeah probably I would have taken it. It’s a hard way to get here, that’s for sure. But this is pretty special for me and I wouldn’t trade it for the world.”

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2012 NHL Skills Competition: TV Schedule, Announcers And More

Goaltender Brian Elliott is the lone 2012 NHL All-Star representative for the St. Louis Blues, and he will be on display during Saturday's NHL Skills Competition and Sunday's All-Star Game. With regards to the NHL Skills Challenge, Elliot is scheduled to compete in both the All-State Insurance NHL Breakaway Challenge and the Tim Hortons NHL Elimination Shootout.

The Breakway Challenge feautes three shooters and one goalie from each team. Skaters attempt three shots and try to score a goal in flashy ways while drawing votes from judges. Player with the most votes gets a point for their team. Here is the list of participants in the event:

All-State Insurance NHL Breakaway Challenge

Rookie: Sean Couturier
All-Star: John Tavares
All-Star: Logan Couture
Goalie: Brian Elliott

The Elimination Shootout is centered around a head-to-head shootout-type scenario, where one goal is worth one point and those who score against the goaltender and move on. Here is the list of the players involved:

Tim Hortons NHL Elimination Shootout

Rookie: Carl Hagelin
All-Star: Steven Stamkos
All-Star: John Tavares
All-Star: Jason Spezza
All-Star: Claude Giroux
All-Star: Daniel Alfredsson
All-Star: James Neal
All-Star: Milan Michalek
All-Star: Jason Pominville
All-Star: Kris Letang
All-Star: Erik Karlsson
All-Star: Daniel Sedin
Goalie: Henrik Lundqvist
Goalie: Brian Elliott
Goalie: Jonathan Quick

A complete list of events and players for the 2012 NHL Skills Competition is available here.


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Here is the remaining schedule for the 2012 NHL All-Star weekend:

  • Saturday, Jan. 28: All-Star Skills Competition -- 6 PM CT, NBC Sports Network
  • Sunday, Jan. 29: NHL All-Star Game -- 3 PM CT, NBC Sports Network

The Skills Competition will be announced by Dave Strader (play-by-play) and Eddie Olczyk (analyst), who will be joined by Pierre McGuire and Jeremy Roenick as on-ice reporting and player interviews. Liam McHugh, Mike Milbury and Keith Jones are the NBC Sports studio analysts for the event.

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2012 NHL All-Star Draft: Blues' Brian Elliott Goes To Team Alfredsson In 7th Round

St. Louis Blues goaltender Brian Elliott will play on Daniel Alfredsson's All-Star team on Sunday.

Elliott was selected in the 7th round during the NHL All-Star Player Fantasy Draft, which was televised live on NBC Sports Network on Thursday night to kick off All-Star Weekend in Ottawa.

Elliott is 15-5-2 with a 1.69 goals against average and .938 save percentage for the Blues this season. He leads the NHL in both GAA and save percentage.

Related: NHL All-Star Game 2012: Players Arrive In Ottawa, Prepare For Thursday's Draft

According to All-Star draft rules, both teams must select three goaltenders by the end of the 10th round and six defensemen by the end of the 15th.

The 2012 All-Star game is slated for 4:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, Jan. 29.

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2012 NHL All-Star Draft: Rules, TV Schedule And More

All-Star festivities begin with the All-Star draft on Thursday night.

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