WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 07: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals takes the ice during warm ups before playing the Nashville Predators during an NHL game at the Verizon Center on December 7, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick Smith/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