DETROIT, MI - JANUARY 14: Rival fans unite outside of Joe Louis Arena before during an NHL game between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena on January 14, 2012 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