COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 11: Chris Chelios #24 of the Atlanta Thrashers stretches prior to the start of their game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on March 11, 2010 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. Chelios is playing in his first NHL game this season. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/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