TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 31: Jeff Halpern #11 of the Tampa Bay Lightning laughs as he see fans dressed in costumes for Halloween during the pre-game warm-ups before the game against the New Jersey Devils at the St. Pete Times Forum on October 31, 2009 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Scott Audette/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