COLUMBUS, OH - SEPTEMBER 17: Jack Johnson #7 of the Columbus Blue Jackets checks Corey Tropp #78 of the Buffalo Sabres while chasing after the puck during the first period on September, 2013 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/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