UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 17: Marc-Edouard Vlasic #44 of the San Jose Sharks pursues Kyle Okposo #21 of the the New York Islanders on October 17, 2009 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale. (Photo by Mike Stobe/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