TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 18: The Tampa Bay Lightning team store offers shoppers pink gear in support of Hockey Fights Caner night before the start of the Lightning's game against of the Dallas Stars at the St. Pete Times Forum on October 18, 2010 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/NHLI via 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