OTTAWA, ON - DECEMBER 30: Karl Alzner #27 and John Carlson #74 of the Washington Capitals celebrate a first-period goal as Craig Anderson #41 of the Ottawa Senators looks on during an NHL game at Canadian Tire Centre on December 30, 2013 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/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