PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC - OCTOBER 10: Zdeno Chara #33 of the Boston Bruins checks Ray Whitney #13 of the Phoenix Coyotes at the O2 Arena on October 10, 2010 in Prague, Czech Republic. (Photo by Brian Babineau/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