EDMONTON, AB - JANUARY 13: Gene Principe of Rogers Sportsnet interviews Taylor Hall #4 of the Edmonton Oilers before a game against the Anaheim Ducks at Rexall Place on January 13, 2012 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via 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