COLUMBUS, OH - MARCH 9: Adrian Aucoin #33 of the Columbus Blue Jackets and Ryan Johansen #19 of the Columbus Blue Jackets take the ice for warm ups before taking on the Detroit Red Wings on March 9, 2013 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/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