SAINT PAUL, MN - MARCH 31: Cody Almond #23 of the Minnesota Wild is greeted by fans as he makes his way onto the ice for warm-ups prior to the game against the Chicago Blackhawks at the Xcel Energy Center on March 31, 2010 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/NHLI via Getty Images)
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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