WINNIPEG, CANADA - MARCH 22: Troy Brouwer #20 of the Washington Capitals celebrates his first-period goal against the Winnipeg Jets with teammate Mike Ribeiro #9 at the MTS Centre on March 22, 2013 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. (Photo by Travis Golby/NHLI via 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