DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 21: Hall of fame inductee and former Red Wing Brendan Shanahan accompanied by his wife Catherine, son Jake and daughters Maggie and Catherine drops the ceremonial puck for captains Eric Staal #12 of the Carolina Hurricanes and Henrik Zetterberg #40 of the Detroit Red Wings as he is honored before an NHL game at Joe Louis Arena on November 21, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/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