UNIONDALE, NY - DECEMBER 17: Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the New York Islanders enters the ice before the game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on December 17, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/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