BUFFALO, NY - JANUARY 04: Zenon Konopka #24 of the Buffalo Sabres gets a fist bump from Mike Weber (R) as they head to the ice to warm up for their game against the New Jersey Devils on January 4, 2014 at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/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