VANCOUVER, CANADA - APRIL 30: A Vancouver Canucks fan is surrounded by towels as is sits in his seat prior to the start of Game One of the Western Conference Semifinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs between the Vancouver Canucks and the Chicago Blackhawks at General Motors Place on April 30, 2009 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.(Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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