NEW YORK - DECEMBER 30: Fans of the New York Rangers get excited for the game against the Philadelphia Flyers on December 30, 2009 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Scott Levy/NHLI via Getty Images)
You get the right the whistles at the right times, you can leave him out there. He's a beast when it comes to being on the ice. I thought [Saturday] he was a big man. That first period, he did that lateral cut and it was like three bowling pins bounced off him. There's not too many guys that can do that.
— Capitals coach Barry Trotz on Alex Ovechkin, who enters February tied for the NHL lead in goals