My guess? I think the mask accidentally ended up underneath the Blues' equipment truck and it was mistakenly run over. While these masks are designed to help protect the noggin when facing 100mph slapshots, I'm not certain they can withstand the weight of a cube truck rolling over it. I had hoped Elliott has been in some sort of high-speed chase with hostages that he saved by using his mask to thwart the kidnappers by tossing it under the getaway vehicle. Alas, that appears not to be the case. Needless to say, Brian Elloitt will have to use an old mask now or get himself a new one quickly.
Forgetting protecting the head. Someone needs to protect the mask!
Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!