Dan Ellis protects his face instead of the net

Dan Ellis has problems. Not job problems – he's the Dallas Stars' backup, and he's… ok, fine. He has job problems. He has just one win and three losses so far, a .895 save percentage and a huge 3.60 GAA. Perhaps misplaced priorities are why he's having issues:



Not the face! Not the beautiful face! Never mind that he's wearing a mask and the fact that the glove is better put to use catching the puck. That's a screengrab of the Stars' 5-2 loss to the Kings on Saturday. Kari Lehtonen made it back off of IR not a minute too soon.

(S/t @nickaresee)

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Laura Astorian is the head editor for the SB Nation blog St. Louis Game Time and has been a Blues fan from childhood. She promises that any anti-Blackhawks bias will be left at the door. Maybe.