NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 13: Steve Vickeers of the New York Rangers poses with fans prior to the game against the Dallas Stars at Madison Square Garden on December 13, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Levy/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