BUFFALO, NY - NOVEMBER 12: Anze Kopitar #11 of the Los Angeles Kings skates in warm-ups prior to the game against the Buffalo Sabres at the First Niagara Center on November 12, 2013 in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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