CALGARY, AB - MARCH 18: Joni Ortio #37 of the Calgary Flames skates before the game against the Buffalo Sabres at Scotiabank Saddledome on March 18, 2014 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Terence Leung/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