COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 25: Artem Ansimov #42 of the Columbus Blue Jackets knocks away the rebound after Sergei Bobrovsky #72 of the Columbus Blue Jackets stopped a shot from Nazem Kadri #43 of the Toronto Maple Leafs during the first period on October 25, 2013 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Kirk Irwin/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