SUNRISE, FL - OCTOBER 25: Players decorated their sticks with colored tape for Hockey Fights Cancer night between the Florida Panthers and the Buffalo Sabres at the BB&T Center on October 25, 2013 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/NHLI 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