RALEIGH, NC - NOVEMBER 18: Manny Malhotra #22 of the Carolina Hurricanes is pictured during warmups prior to an NHL game against the Boston Bruins at PNC Arena on November 18, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The decal on the Hurricanes helmets honors Doris Barksdale and Dickie Britt for their contributions to the organization's Kids 'N Community Foundation. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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