RALEIGH, NC - MARCH 27: Cam Ward #30 of the Carolina Hurricanes warms up during pre-skate as the Hurricanes prepare to take on the Atlanta Thrashers on March 27, 2010 at the RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. This will be Cam's first time returning since injuring his lower back. (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