VANCOUVER, CANADA - JANUARY 21: Daniel Sedin (R) and Cory Schneider (C) look on as Chris Tanev of the Vancouver Canucks kicks a soccer ball as they warm up before their NHL game against the San Jose Sharks at Rogers Arena January 21, 2012 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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