BOSTON, MA - MAY 01: Shawn Thornton #22 of the Boston Bruins has his shot blocked by Daniel Briere #48 of the Montreal Canadiens in the first period in Game One of the Second Round of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 1, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/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