It's probably fair to say that former University of Wisconsin men's hockey goaltender Brian Elliott really needed to have the outing he did Monday night in Chicago.
The Calgary Flames netminder had lost his first three starts of the season, allowing 14 goals.
But in holding the Blackhawks to two goals on 33 shots Monday and then stopping all seven shootout attempts he faced, he got his first victory.
Near the end of regulation, he did this:
Elliott is also scheduled to start Tuesday night's game in St. Louis, where he played for the Blues for five seasons before being traded to Calgary in the offseason.
Other updates for former Badgers men's hockey players in the pros:
• Defenseman Jamie McBain was put on waivers by the Arizona Coyotes on Monday. If he isn't claimed by another team, he'll be sent to the Coyotes' AHL team in Tucson.
• Cody Goloubef was medically cleared to return from a strained oblique but the Columbus Blue Jackets put him on waivers to send him to the American Hockey League's Cleveland Monsters.
• The AHL suspended Utica Comets forward Joseph LaBate for three games for a match penalty he received on Saturday. LaBate was penalized for checking an opponent in the head.
• Jefferson Dahl and Joe Faust, teammates with the Idaho Steelheads of the ECHL, had big weekends against Utah. Dahl had a goal and four assists, while Faust had a goal and two assists.
i-On injured reserve; x-No longer with team