ST. PAUL, MN - JANUARY 23: (L-R) Mikael Granlund #64, Dany Heatley #15 and Jason Pominville #29 of the Minnesota Wild celebrate a goal by Pominville as Michal Handzus #26 of the Chicago Blackhawks looks on during the first period of the game on January 23, 2014 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/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