SAN JOSE, CA - MARCH 06: Antoine Vermette #50 and Rick Nash #61 of the Columbus Blue Jackets skate with Dany Heatley #15 and Joe Thornton #19 of the San Jose Sharks during an NHL game on March 6, 2010 at HP Pavilion at San Jose in San Jose, California. (Photo by Don Smith/NHLI via 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