SUNRISE, FL - SEPTEMBER 28: Brad Boyes #22 is congratulated by Aleksander Barkov #16 of the Florida Panthers after scoring a first period goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the BB&T Center on September 28, 2013 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/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