VANCOUVER, BC - OCTOBER 10: The San Jose Sharks celebrate a goal by Marc-Edouard Vlasic #44 while Christopher Tanev #8 of the Vancouver Canucks skates away during their NHL game at Rogers Arena on October 10, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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