SAN JOSE, CA - JANUARY 14: Scott Nichol #21 and Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the San Jose Sharks defend against Byron Bitz #61 of the Boston Bruins during an NHL game at the HP Pavilion on January 14, 2010 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
You get the right 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