DENVER, CO - MARCH 24: Members of the Avalance quebec pee wee team pose with the Stanley Cup as part of NHL trophy night at the Pepsi Center prior to the Colorado Avalanche against the Vancouver Canucks on March 24, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Martin/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