NEWARK, NJ - NOVEMBER 27: Rabbi Zalman Grossbaum, Executive Director of the Friendship Circle, lights a candle in honor of the first night of Chanukah prior to the game between the Carolina Hurricanes and the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on November 27, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/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