ST PAUL, MN - SEPTEMBER 17: Ryan Johansen #19 of the Columbus Blue Jackets celebrates scoring a goal during the first period of the preseason game against the Minnesota Wild on September 17, 2013 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/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