Valtteri Filppula, Henrik Zetterberg, Pavel Datsyuk, Nicklas Lidstrom, and Darren Helm of the Detroit Red Wings warm up before taking on the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game Six of the NHL Stanley Cup Final. (Photo by Harry How/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