WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 25: Alex Ovechkin #8 of the Washington Capitals celebrates with his teammates after scoring a goal in the first period during an NHL game against the Los Angeles Kings at Verizon Center on March 25, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/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