BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 26: Mark Recchi #28 of the Boston Bruins presses goalie Mathieu Garcon #32 of the Columbus Blue Jackets at the TD Banknorth Garden on September 26, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/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