SUNRISE, FL - MARCH 17: Matt Lashoff #29 of the Toronto Maple Leafs blocks a shot while Steve Bernier #26 of the Florida Panthers is near by at the BankAtlantic Center on March 17, 2011 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/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