OTTAWA, ON - JANUARY 16: Erik Karlsson #65 of the Ottawa Senators pumps his fist to celebrate his first period goal against the Montreal Canadiens at Canadian Tire Centre on January 16, 2014 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/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