DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 12: Jimmy Howard #35 of the Detroit Red Wings takes some warm-up shots with his customized pads and mask in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Night before a NHL game against the Philadelphia Flyers at Joe Louis Arena on October 12, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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