CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 30: Jonas Brodin #25 of the Minnesota Wild approaches the puck as Brandon Saad #20 of the Chicago Blackhawks reaches from behind in Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center on April 30, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/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