SAINT PAUL, MN - MARCH 31: NHL off-ice officials gather at center ice for a photo prior to the game between the Minnesota Wild and the Edmonton Oilers at Xcel Energy Center on March 31, 2011 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/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