CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 1: The starting line-up for the Chicago Blackhawks (L-R) Jonathan Toews #19, Brandon Saad #20, Michael Frolik #67, Duncan Keith #2, and Niklas Hjalmarsson #4, stand for the National Anthem during the NHL game against the Nashville Predators on April 01, 2013 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/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