RALEIGH, NC - NOVEMBER 18: Manny Malhotra #22 of the Carolina Hurricanes is pictured during warmups prior to an NHL game against the Boston Bruins at PNC Arena on November 18, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The decal on the Hurricanes helmets honors Doris Barksdale and Dickie Britt for their contributions to the organization's Kids 'N Community Foundation. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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