BUFFALO, NY - MARCH 21: Travis Turnbull #65 of the Buffalo Sabres collects his thoughts while waiting to take the ice to play in his first NHL game against the Montreal Canadiens at First Niagara Center on March 21, 2012 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/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