RALEIGH, NC - FEBRUARY 21: Ryan Murphy #7 of the Carolina Hurricanes practices prior to an NHL game against the Winnipeg Jets on February 21, 2013 at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Hurricanes recalled Murphy from the Kitchener Rangers (OHL) on an emergency basis. The 19-year-old defenseman will make his NHL debut tonight. (Photo by Phil Ellsworth/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