VANCOUVER, CANADA - JANUARY 30: Dan Hamhuis #2 of the Vancouver Canucks checks out an empty arena as he looks on from the Canucks bench before their NHL game against the Colorado Avalance at Rogers Arena January 30, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via 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