WINNIPEG, CANADA - SEPTEMBER 28: Brian Boucher #33 of the Carolina Hurricanes deflects a shot from the Winnipeg Jets in preseason NHL action at the MTS Centre on September 28, 2011 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Marianne Helm/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