VANCOUVER, CANADA - JANUARY 16: Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins heads a soccer ball with teammates Kris Letang #58, Bill Guerin #13 and Craig Adams #27 prior to the start of their game against the Vancouver Canucks at General Motors Place on January 16, 2010 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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