DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 08: The Detroit Red Wings host the second annual law enforcement appreciation night raising nearly $20,000 to be donated to the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, DC. 10-12 police cars line the corner of Yzerman and Jefferson before an NHL game against the Colorado Avalanche at Joe Louis Arena on November 8, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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