DETROIT - JANUARY 23: Pavel Datsyuk #13 of the Detroit Red Wings skates on the ice as teammate Henrik Zetterberg #40 celebrates with teammate Todd Bertuzzi #44 for his goal on Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings as teammates Sean O'Donnell #6, Matt Greene #2 and Michal Handzus #26 look on dejected during a NHL game at Joe Louis Arena on January 23, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images)
I'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.
— Brian Elliott to Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch on being the Blues' No. 1 goalie