NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 8: Pekka Rinne #35 of the Nashville Predators warms up with a game of futbol with teammates against the Edmonton Oilers during an NHL game at the Bridgestone Arena on March 8, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/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