VANCOUVER, CANADA - OCTOBER 11: Shane O'Brien #55 of the Vancouver Canucks looks on as teammate Kyle Wellwood #42 kicks a soccer ball prior to the start of the game against the Dallas Stars at General Motors Place on October 11, 2009 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/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