TORONTO - OCTOBER 17: Marian Gaborik #10 of the New York Rangers shoots during warmup before playing the Toronto Maple Leafs during a NHL game at the Air Canada Centre on October 17, 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