DETROIT - JANUARY 14: Cam Ward #30 of the Carolina Hurricanes gets into position as teammate Andrew Alberts #41 ties up Patrick Eaves #17 of the Detroit Red Wings as he takes a shot during an NHL game at Joe Louis Arena on January 14, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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