Niclas Wallin of the Carolina Hurricanes and Brent Seabrook of the Chicago Blackhawks pose for the ceremonial puck drop with Blackhawks legends Dennis Hull, Jim Pappin, and the late Pit Martin's long time partner Denise on March 11, 2009 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Bill Smith/NHLI via 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