WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 01: Cody Eakin #20 of the Dallas Stars and teammates warm up before playing the Washington Capitals during an NHL game at Verizon Center on April 1, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/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