NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 29: Goalie Pekka Rinne #35 of the Nashville Predators wears a Hockey Fights Cancer sticker on his helmet prior to a game against the Chicago Blackhawks on October 29, 2009 at the Sommet Center in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/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