High Danger Scoring Chance.
New lingo from the National Hockey League used to describe those saves that leave a goalie high and dry and abandoned, but also create chances for masked men to steal away scoring chances and give their teams big wins.
To this point in the season, Brian Elliott could largely be defended since the opener in Edmonton for making all of the easy and average saves, but struggling to come up with that show stopper to turn a game on it’s ear and give his new teammates a much needed lift.
Tonight, in a 3-2 shoot out win in Chicago, he laid that rut to rest, turning in a half dozen 10 bell saves over the final 15 minutes of action giving the Flames a crucial win to start this two game road trip.
The Flames upgraded their goaltending this summer, we saw it in the play of Chad Johnson early this season. Tonight we saw it in the new number one man, Brian Elliott