WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 10: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals warms up prior to the start of the Capitals game against the Carolina Hurricanes at Verizon Center on October 10, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/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