OTTAWA, CANADA - APRIL 5: Jason Spezza #19 of the Ottawa Senators uses his body to protect the puck as Jordan Caron #38 of the Boston Bruins chases him around the net during an NHL game at Scotiabank Place on April 5, 2012 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/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