Valeri Nichushkin #43 of the Dallas Stars tries to get to the puck against Alex Pietrangelo #27 and Patrik Berglund #21 of the St. Louis Blues at the American Airlines Center on April 11, 2014 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Glenn James/NHLI)
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