RALEIGH, NC - APRIL 04: Eric Staal #12 of the Carolina Hurricanes celebrates his first period goal with teammate Erik Cole #26 during a NHL game against the Pittsburgh Penguins on April 4, 2009 at RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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