DETROIT - MARCH 3: Brian Rafalski #28 of the Detroit Red Wings gets the puck away from the net as teammate Chris Osgood #30 and Ryan Kesler #17 of the Vancouver Canucks watch during an NHL game at Joe Louis Arena on March 3, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan. Vancouver defeated Detroit 6-3. (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