DETROIT, MI - OCTOBER 21: Members of the San Jose Sharks and the Detroit Red Wings warm up before an NHL game at Joe Louis Arena on October 21, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/NHL via 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