CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 17: Joe Pavelski #8 of the San Jose Sharks celebrates with teammate Tyler Kennedy #81 after scoring against the Chicago Blackhawks in the second period during the NHL game on November 17, 2013 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/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