Washington Captials vs. New York Rangers - Game Seven
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 12: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals watches his teammates play soccer prior to the start of the game against the New York Rangers in Game Seven of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2012 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Madison Square Garden on May 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Levy/NHLI via Getty Images)
You can be hyped all you want, but his game will speak for itself. He's obviously going to be a great player so we've got to make sure we keep an eye on him. Whether it's his first game or his 1,000th game, our job is to take care of business, shut him down.
— Blues defenseman Alex Pietrangelo on facing ballyhooed Oilers rookie Connor McDavid, who is making NHL debut in St. Louis
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