RALEIGH, NC - MARCH 25: Members of the Wake County SPCA hold dogs prior to the Carolina Hurricanes playing against the Washington Capitals on March 25, 2010 at the RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Wake County SPCA was on hand with some of their animals in hopes of finding them new homes. (Photo by Scott Pilling/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