DETROIT - MARCH 30: Valtteri Filppula #51 of the Detroit Red Wings gets congratulated for his goal by teammates Andreas Lilja #3, Niklas Kronwall #55 and Henrik Zetterberg #40 as Aaron Johnson #2 of the Edmonton Oilers skates away dejectedly during an NHL game at Joe Louis Arena on March 30, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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