GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 13: Goaltender Tim Thomas #30 of the Dallas Stars makes a save on the shot from the Phoenix Coyotes during the first period of the NHL game at Jobing.com Arena on April 13, 2014 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
You get the right 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