EDMONTON, CANADA. - APRIL 10: Oliver Ekman-Larsson #23 of the Phoenix Coyotes is chased by Mike Brown #13 of the Edmonton Oilers at Rexall Place on April 10, 2013 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Perry Nelson/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