LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 24: Zdeno Chara #33 of the Boston Bruins steps onto the ice against the Los Angeles Kings during his 1,000th career game at Staples Center on March 24, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Noah Graham/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