NASHVILLE, TN - JANUARY 20: David Legwand #11 of the Nashville Predators leads the team to warm-ups wearing military jerseys for Hometown Hero Night against the Dallas Stars at Bridgestone Arena on January 20, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/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