SUNRISE, FL - APRIL 6: Fans of the Ottawa Senators hold up a sign for Daniel Alfredsson (not pictured) prior to the game against the Florida Panthers on April 6, 2010 at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida. Alfredsson is playing in his 1,000 career National Hockey League game. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty 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