COLUMBUS, OH - JANUARY 30: A Columbus Blue Jackets fan holds up a sign in support for Cam Atkinson #13 of the Columbus Blue Jackets before a game against the Washington Capitals on January 30, 2014 at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/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