VANCOUVER, CANADA - OCTOBER 17: The puck trickles past Goalie Roberto Luongo #1 of the Vancouver Canucks after failling to stop a shot by Mikko Koivu #9 of the Minnesota Wild (not pictured) during the first period of NHL action on October 17, 2009 at General Motors Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Rich Lam/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