EDMONTON, AB - NOVEMBER 19: An exterior view of Rexall Place prior to an NHL game between the Edmonton Oilers and the Columbus Blue Jackets on November 19, 2013 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Derek Leung/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