DENVER, CO - MARCH 10: Evander Kane #9 of the Winnipeg Jets gets off a shot and goalie Semyon Varlamov #1 of the Colorado Avalanche makes the save as Jan Hejda #8 of the Colorado Avalanche follows the play at Pepsi Center on March 10, 2014 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/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