NASHVILLE, TN - JANUARY 19: Hundreds of fans line up the entrance to Bridgestone Arena for the season opener between Columbus Blue Jackets and the Nashville Predators on January 19, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/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