SUNRISE, FL - MARCH 5: Tomas Fleischmann #14 of the Florida Panthers skates across the front of the goal as Goaltender Ondrej Pavelec #31 of the Winnipeg Jets defends at the BB&T Center on March 5, 2013 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/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