BUFFALO, NY - OCTOBER 03: Sabres fan Jamielyn Siergiej of West Seneca, NY gets a lift from a couple Montreal Canadiens fans before the game between the Buffalo Sabres and the Montreal Canadiens on October 3, 2009 at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/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