PITTSBURGH, PA - NOVEMBER 13: Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins wears a camouflage jersey in honor of Veterans Day during warmups prior to the game against the Philadelphia Flyers on November 13, 2013 at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/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