DENVER, CO - FEBRUARY2: Semyon Varlamov #1 of the Colorado Avalanche stretches on the ice before a game against the Edmonton Oilers at the Pepsi Center on February 2, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Dustin Bradford/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