ST. LOUIS - SEPTEMBER 20: Jamie Langenbrunner #15 of the St. Louis Blues controls the puck against the Tampa Bay Lightning during a pre-season game at the Scottrade Center on September 20, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/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