SAN JOSE, CA - DECEMBER 23: Logan Couture #39 of the San Jose Sharks sets up for a shot against Erik Johnson #6, Nate Guenin #5 and Semyon Varlamov #1 of the Colorado Avalanche during an NHL game on December 23, 2013 at SAP Center in San Jose, California. (Photo by Don Smith/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