RALEIGH, NC - APRIL 06: Zac Dalpe #22 of the Carolina Hurricanes greets excited Hurricanes fans before an NHL game against the New York Rangers at the PNC Arena on April 6, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Dalpe has been recalled from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL). (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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