CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 11: Joakim Nordstrom #42 of the Chicago Blackhawks hugs teammate Andrew Shaw #65 after scoring against the New York Islanders in the first period during the NHL game on October 11, 2013 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/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