WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 23: Matt Hendricks #26 of the Washington Capitals moves the puck around Andrew Ladd #16 of the Winnipeg Jets during the first period at Verizon Center on March 23, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/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