ST. LOUIS, MO - JANUARY 19: Fans make their way into the Scottrade Center prior to the Detroit Red Wings playing against the St. Louis Blues on January 19, 2013 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/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