TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 5: Morgan Rielly #44 of the Toronto Maple Leafs warms up before NHL action against the Ottawa Senators in the home opener at the Air Canada Centre October 5, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Abelimages/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