BUFFALO - OCTOBER 3: Tim Connolly #19 of the Buffalo Sabres skates for a loose puck with temmate Steve Montador #4 and David Laliberte #10 of the Philadelphia Flyers during their NHL preseason game at HSBC Arena October 3, 2010 in Buffalo, New York.(Photo By Dave Sandford/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