COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 18: Goaltender Anton Khudobin #31 of the Carolina Hurricanes defends as Corey Tropp #26 of the Columbus Blue Jackets skates the puck around the net during the first period on March 18, 2014 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/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