TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 29: Teddy Purcell #16 of the Tampa Bay Lightning is greeted by fans as he heads out for pre-game warm up before the start of the Lightning's game against the Winnipeg Jets at the St. Pete Times Forum on October 29, 2011 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/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