MONTREAL- SEPTEMBER 24: Patrice Brisebois of the Montreal Canadiens speaks to the media to announce his retirement from professional hockey prior to the NHL Preseason game between the Boston Bruins and Montreal Canadiens on September 24, 2009 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/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