SUNRISE, FL - APRIL 5: David Booth #10 of the Florida Panthers skates with the puck against Sergei Gonchar #55 of the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Bank Atlantic Center on April 5, 2009 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Eliot J. Schechter/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