Missed three games due to injury (4/8-4/11) ... Earned an assist and played in his 500th NHL game at NSH (3/30) ... Earned an assist vs. BOS (3/29) ... Scored the GWG vs. VAN (3/14) ... Tallied two assists at PHI (3/5) ... Recorded his second career three-assist game vs. PHI (3/2) ... Missed five games due to injury (1/31-2/8) ... Registered three points (2g, 1a), scored his 100th NHL/Capitals goal and scored the GWG in OT at BUF (1/28) ... Registered two assists at TB (1/9) ... Scored two goals at MIN (1/4) ... Scored a goal vs. NYR (12/27) ... Registered an assist vs. NJ (12/21) ... Scored a goal vs. PHI (12/15) ... Earned an assist and led WSH in ice time (24:52) and blocked shots (4) vs. NSH (12/7) ... Scored his first goal of the season vs. CAR (12/3) ... Missed three games with a lower-body injury (11/15-11/20) ... Earned an assist, blocked five shots and led all skaters with 31:01 of ice time vs. CGY (10/3) ... Earned two assists at CHI (10/1)
WHL East First All-Star Team (2005) AHL All-Rookie Team (2006) NHL First All-Star Team (2009, 2010)
Played in NHL All-Star Game (2011)
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