TORONTO - OCTOBER 10: Sidney Crosby #87 of the Pittsburgh Penguins shoots during warmup before taking on the Toronto Maple Leafs during a NHL game at the Air Canada Centre on October 10, 2009 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada . (Photo by Abelimages/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