VANCOUVER, BC - NOVEMBER 23: Ryan Kesler #17 of the Vancouver Canucks walks out of the team dressing room on his way to warm up before their game against the Chicago Blackhawks at Rogers Arena on November 23, 2013 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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