TAMPA, FL - MARCH 14: Martin St. Louis #26 of the Tampa Bay Lightning reacts to a sign from fans during pre-game skate against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the St. Pete Times Forum on March 14, 2010 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/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