SAN JOSE, CA - NOVEMBER 29: Joe Thornton #19, Tomas Hertl #48 and Dan Boyle #22 of the San Jose Sharks celebrate a goal against the St. Louis Blues during an NHL game on November 29, 2013 at SAP Center in San Jose, California. (Photo by Don Smith/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