UNIONDALE, NY - FEBRUARY 26: Michael Grabner #40 of the New York Islanders and Andrew Ference #21 of the Boston Bruins keep their eyes on a loose puck at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on February 26, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/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