WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 23: Mandy Flemmer, fiance of the Washington Capitals Karl Alzner, helps collect canned food for the Capital Area Food Bank before a NHL hockey game against the Winnipeg Jets on November 23, 2011 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/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