SAINT PAUL, MN - APRIL 7: Andrew Brunette #15 of the Minnesota Wild gets position between Ivan Vishnevskiy #59 and Matt Climie #33 of the Dallas Stars neat their goal during the game at the Xcel Energy Center on April 7, 2009 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. (Photo by Bruce Kluckhohn/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