CALGARY, CANADA - APRIL 10: Dustin Butler, a University of Calgary goaltender warms up with the Vancouver Canucks before their game against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome on April 10, 2013 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Dustin Butler was called upon as a backup goalie to starting goalie Roberto Luongo since Cory Schneider is out due to illness. (Photo by Derek Leung/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