NEW YORK - OCTOBER 14: Artem Anisimov #42, Aaron Voros #34, and Brian Boyle #22 of the New York Rangers stand at the team bench for the National Anthem prior to NHL action against the Los Angeles Kings on October 14, 2009 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Scott Levy/NHLI via 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