RALEIGH, NC - MARCH 26: John Muse #80 of the Carolina Hurricanes participates in warmups prior to an NHL game against the Winnipeg Jets at PNC Arena on March 26, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. With both Cam Ward and Dan Ellis injured, Muse will back up Justin Peters in tonight's game after being recalled from the Charlotte Checkers on Monday, his first NHL recall. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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