CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 21: Dave Bolland #36 of the Chicago Blackhawks walks out to the ice with teammate Jamal Mayers #22 following behind, prior to the NHL game against the Detroit Red Wings on February 21, 2012 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/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