RALEIGH, NC - DECEMBER 20: Martin Erat #10 of the Washington Capitals pressures Jiri Tlusty #19 of the Carolina Hurricanes during their game at PNC Arena on December 20, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/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