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Ellis Named NHL.com's First Star of the Day, ESPN.com's Top Performer

Wednesday, 11.12.2008 / 10:26 AM CT / Features
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Ellis Named NHL.com\'s First Star of the Day, ESPN.com\'s Top Performer
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Saving the day — If not for Dan Ellis' heroics Tuesday night, the Nashville Predators would have been more doomed than Corey Feldman's film career.

The Predators' netminder made 54 saves, 41 through the first two periods, and Ville Koistinen scored 2:28 into overtime as Nashville garnered a 4-3 victory against the San Jose Sharks at HP Pavilion.

The loss was San Jose's first on home ice this season.

''We stole this game,'' Trotz said. ''Danny Ellis stole it, bottom line. He's the reason we won. They were letting us hang around. They kept us on life-support, then we got off the table and scored a goal. I am absolutely thrilled we won a game we shouldn't have.''

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Preds goaltender Dan Ellis was named NHL.com's Top Star of the Day and ESPN.com's Top Performer of the Day for his 54-save overtime win at San Jose on Tuesday night. Ellis's performance set the team record for save in a game, besting the 52-save outing by Mike Dunham on Oct. 21, 1998 at Detroit and was only the third time in team history that a Preds goaltender has posted a 50-save performance during the regular season.

Ellis made 52 saves in Game 5 of last season's Western Conference Quarterfinals playoff series at Detroit, the only other 50-save performance of Ellis's NHL career. Ellis's previous regular season career-best was 43 saves, set in a shutout at Columbus on March 28 of last season.



SMASHVILLE CENTRAL

SCHEDULE
 

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS
 

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

STATS

2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
C. Wilson 10 3 5 6 8
S. Weber 10 3 4 -4 7
R. Johansen 10 3 4 1 7
R. Josi 10 0 7 -3 7
M. Ekholm 10 3 2 3 5
J. Neal 10 3 1 -2 4
M. Fisher 10 2 2 -2 4
F. Forsberg 10 2 2 -7 4
R. Ellis 10 0 3 1 3
C. Smith 7 1 1 2 2
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 5 5 0 .920 2.33
C. Hutton 0 0 0 .000 0.00