The Blues made a move at the trade deadline to improve their goaltending, and although the numbers of recently added netminder Ryan Miller have been solid, backup Brian Elliott continued Sunday creating the most buzz.

Elliott’s 33-save shutout in a 1-0 win over Pittsburgh lowered his goals-against average to 0.92 and increased his save percentage to .959 since the deal that brought Miller in from Buffalo.

The numbers are impressive enough, but throw in the fact that Elliott has had eight and 12 days off, respectively, between his last two starts.

“I’m just trying to not really worry about how many starts you’re getting or when the last time you played was,” said Elliott, whose shutout Sunday was his fourth of the season. “Just get out there, have fun and try to do the best you can for the guys because obviously they’ve been doing the best they can for me.”

The Blues blocked 25 shots Sunday against the Penguins, including two by defenseman Jay Bouwmeester.

“He’s been awesome,” Bouwmeester said. “A game like that, you’re playing against a team with a lot of weapons and I think it just goes to show the confidence that we have in him and guys like playing in front of him. He’s a likeable guy and everyone’s happy for him.”

Miller, who is 7-2-1 with a 2.03 GAA and a .916 save percentage, is expected to get the start when the Blues face Toronto on Tuesday. But the Blues demonstrated Sunday by playing Elliott against Pittsburgh that they’re not afraid to turn to their backup.