By Joe Smith, Times staff writer
Thursday, December 30, 2010
TAMPA -- Coach Guy Boucher has said a key to G Dan Ellis playing well throughout a recent stretch of five straight starts is his improved positioning in net.
And Ellis, who is 3-1-1 in his last five games with a 2.33 goals against average, couldn't agree more.
"It's a night and day difference," Ellis said. "I was playing the whole first half of the season thinking about where I was. I started out being deep (in the crease), then I went out high, then I just said, "You know what, I can't play where I'm not used to.' So I got back to playing my own distances and stuff. You know where the pucks are around you...
"When you're changing that,