CALGARY, CANADA - FEBRUARY 25: Matt Stajan #18 and Jay Bouwmeester #4 of the Calgary Flames skate against Wayne Simmonds #17 of the Philadelphia Flyers on February 25, 2012 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/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