BUFFALO, NY - MARCH 26: Daniel Alfredsson #11 of the Ottawa Senators chats with Patrick Lalime #40 of the Buffalo Sabres before their game on March 26, 2010 at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via G etty 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