MONTREAL - APRIL 11: Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins celebrates his 1st period goal as Carey Price #31 of the Montreal Canadiens kneels in dejection during their NHL game at the Bell Centre April 11, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec. (Photo By Dave Sandford/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