ATLANTA, GA - JANUARY 20: Nigel Dawes #15 of the Atlanta Thrashers watches the action against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Philips Arena on January 20, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/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