NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 5: Carl Hagelin #62 of the New York Rangers skates against Kimmo Timonen #44 of the Philadelphia Flyers in the first period at Madison Square Garden on February 5, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Levy/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