Anton Babchuk of the Carolina Hurricanes battles for the puck with Steven Stamkos of the Tampa Bay Lightning during their NHL game on February 20,2009 at RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Scott Pilling/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