NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 21: Pekka Rinne #35 talks with Anders Lindback #39 of the Nashville Predators during warmups against the Pittsburgh Penguins during an NHL game on October 21, 2010 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/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