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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.



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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 CHI 57 36 17 4 158 130 76
2 DAL 54 34 15 5 174 145 73
3 STL 56 30 17 9 133 130 69
4 LAK 52 32 17 3 144 119 67
5 SJS 52 28 20 4 149 138 60
6 ANA 52 26 19 7 117 122 59
7 NSH 54 25 21 8 139 144 58
8 COL 56 27 25 4 149 155 58
9 MIN 53 23 20 10 130 130 56
10 ARI 52 24 22 6 138 161 54
11 VAN 53 21 20 12 123 143 54
12 CGY 52 24 25 3 138 151 51
13 WPG 53 24 26 3 137 151 51
14 EDM 55 21 29 5 133 166 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Josi 54 11 27 -3 38
F. Forsberg 54 17 18 -7 35
S. Weber 54 14 21 -5 35
M. Ribeiro 54 6 27 2 33
J. Neal 54 19 13 18 32
M. Ekholm 54 6 18 3 24
R. Ellis 53 6 16 2 22
C. Smith 54 11 7 -2 18
C. Jarnkrok 53 9 8 0 17
C. Wilson 37 4 12 -1 16
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Rinne 20 18 7 .903 2.54
C. Hutton 5 2 1 .916 2.36