DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 23: Marc Methot #3 of the Ottawa Senators and Gustav Nyquist #14 of the Detroit Red Wings go into the corner for the puck during an NHL game at Joe Louis Arena on November 23, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images)
You get the right 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