SAN JOSE, CA - JANUARY 26: Ryan O'Byrne #3 of the Colorado Avalanche fights with Brad Stuart #7 of the San Jose Sharks during the first period of their game at HP Pavilion on January 26, 2013 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