OTTAWA, CANADA - FEBRUARY 23: (L-R) Mark Reeds, Rick Wamsley, Jordan Silmser, Bryan Murray, Paul MacLean, Dave Cameron and Tim Pattyson of the Ottawa Senators pose with purple ties on Hockey Talks night, in support of Do It For Daron (D.I.F.D.), prior to a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on February 23, 2013 at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/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