SAN JOSE, CA - MARCH 31: Ryan Garbutt #40 of the Dallas Stars looks to attack the net skating pass Jason Demers #60 of the San Jose Sharks at HP Pavilion at San Jose on March 31, 2012 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/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