TheHockeyNews.com: Flyers’ Brian Elliott not Among Top 20 NHL Goalies
Philadelphia Flyers goalie Brian Elliott finished the 2017-18 season with some of his worst numbers in his 11-year career. His .909 save percentage was one of the worst of his career and his 2.66 goals against was the third worst of his career.
Those numbers led to a ranking of No. 21 among all 31 NHL goalies heading into to the 2018-19 season by TheHockeyNews.com.
Elliott is the fifth highest ranked goalie in the Metropolitain Division behind former Flyers netminder Sergei Bobrovsky of the Columbus Blue Jackets, who was ranked No. 1 overall.
Also in the Metro, Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby was ranked No.4 overall, Matt Murray of the Pittsburgh Penguins came in at No. 12, followed by Elliot at No. 21.
Behind Elliott was Cory Schneider, of the New Jersey Devils at No. 24, Henrik Lundqvist, of the New York Rangers at No. 25, Islanders goalie Robin Lehner at No. 26 and Carolina's Scott Darling came in ranked dead-last.
Both Elliott and Michal Neuvirth look likely to be back in goal this season for the Flyers', but they are pending unrestricted free agents next summer, which means we could see Carter Hart next season, if not sooner.