OTTAWA, CANADA - JANUARY 29: Marc Methot #3 of the Ottawa Senators checks Joey Crabb #15 of the Washington Capitals along the boards during an NHL game at Scotiabank Place on January 29, 2013 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