BUFFALO, NY - APRIL 24: Drew Stafford #21 of the Buffalo Sabres draws the attention of the Easter Bunny and other Sabres fans while warming up to play the Philadelphia Flyers in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at HSBC Arena on April 24, 2011 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/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