SAN JOSE, CA - APRIL 19: Bobby Ryan #9 of the Anaheim Ducks shoots the puck just past the glove of goalie Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the San Jose Sharks and scores the first goal of the game during Game Two of the Western Conference Quarterfinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 19, 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