COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 25: The scoreboard is lit up before the game between the Detroit Red Wings and Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena on October 25, 2011 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by John Grieshop/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