CALGARY, CANADA - APRIL 7: Mark Giordano #5 and Henrik Karlsson #35 of the Calgary Flames keep the puck away from Devante Smith-Pelly #77 of the Anaheim Ducks during first period NHL action on April 7, 2012 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Mike Ridewood/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