RALEIGH, NC - MARCH 21: Chad LaRose #59 of the Carolina Hurricanes collides into Tim Connolly #19 of the Buffalo Sabres during their NHL game on March 21, 2010 at the RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Scott Pilling/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