DETROIT, MI - MAY 06: Tomas Holmstrom #96 of the Detroit Red Wings battles for the puck with Doug Murray #3 of the San Jose Sharks in Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals in the 2011 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Joe Louis Arena on May 6, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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