I personally really don't like Trotz starting Ellis tonight. Had Mace not got a shutout I would understand, but this is the 2nd time Trotz has gone against the shutout rule and in this instance it could disrupt things. Unless Mason went to the staff and told them to let Ellis go I really feel like he got the wrong end of the stick on this one. How are you supposed to be the #1 if you can't get a start after you post a shutout? To me, starting Ellis tonight and saying it is due to a rotation signals that there is no true #1 yet.