RALEIGH, NC - JANUARY 05: Fans congratulate Justin Faulk #27 of the Carolina Hurricanes on being named to the USA Olympic Team prior to an NHL game against the Nashville Predators at PNC Arena on January 5, 2013 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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