A view of New York City's Empire State Building, dressed in the colors of the New York Rangers and Philadelphia Flyers, who will meet in the 2012 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic on January 2, 2012. (Photo by Melynda Pilon/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