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.



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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 228 221 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 239 197 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 226 202 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 220 186 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 236 220 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 227 198 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 223 204 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 237 213 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 218 197 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 257 257 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 209 223 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 224 226 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 193 276 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 165 267 56

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
F. Forsberg 82 26 37 15 63
M. Ribeiro 82 15 47 11 62
R. Josi 81 15 40 15 55
S. Weber 78 15 30 15 45
C. Smith 82 23 21 11 44
C. Wilson 77 20 22 19 42
M. Fisher 59 19 20 4 39
J. Neal 67 23 14 12 37
R. Ellis 58 9 18 8 27
S. Jones 82 8 19 3 27
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 41 17 6 .923 2.18
C. Hutton 6 7 4 .902 2.61