TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 22: Fans joust outside of the St. Pete Times Forum before the Tampa Bay Lightning as they host the San Jose Sharks on October 22, 2009 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/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