RALEIGH, NC - MARCH 07: Jordan Staal #11 of the Carolina Hurricane and Daniel Carcillo #13 of the New York Rangers dive for the puck in front of Anton Khudobin #31 during their game at PNC Arena on March 7, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/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