SAN JOSE, CA - APRIL 09: Scottie Upshall #8 of the Phoenix Coyotes, watches the shot from the point with Rob Blake #4 and Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the San Jose Sharks guarding the net during a NHL game on April 9, 2009 at HP Pavilion at San Jose in San Jose, California. (Photo by Don Smith/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