RALEIGH, NC - MAY 08: Cam Ward #30 of the Carolina Hurricanes makes a pad save on a breakaway attemt by P.J. Axelsson #11 of the Boston Bruins during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs against on May 8, 2009 at RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/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