COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 29: A.J. Zink meets with NHL on-ice officials Derek Amell, Francis Charron, Steve Kozari, and Bryan Pancich as part of Zebra Cares before a game between the Columbus Blue Jackets and Edmonton Oilers on November 29, 2013 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/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