ATLANTA - OCTOBER 22: Goaltender Chris Mason #50 of the Atlanta Thrasher allows a goal to be scored by Vincent Lecavalier #4 of the Tampa Bay Lightning in the first period at Philips Arena on October 22, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/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