WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 14: Joel Ward #42 of the Washington Capitals slides the puck between the legs of Jason Garrison #5 of the Vancouver Canucks for a first period goal at Verizon Center on March 14, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/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