BOSTON, MA - DECEMBER 03: Tyler Bozak #42 of the Toronto Maple Leafs and Patrice Bergeron #37 of the Boston Bruins fight for the puck in the first period on December 3, 2011 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/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