Ryan Carter of the Anaheim Ducks looks to deflect a shot as Vesa Toskala of the Toronto Maple Leafs defends the net with Mike Van Ryn of the Leafs looking on during an NHL game at the Air Canada Centre October 21, 2008 in Toronto, Ontario. (Photo By Dave Sandford/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