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UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 02: Ilya Kovalchuk of the New Jersey Devils skates against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on October 2, 2010 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Devils 2-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
Ilya Kovalchuk scored his first goal since suffering a shoulder injury last month, giving the New Jersey Devils a 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday. Kovalchuk's goal with 6:10 remaining helped New Jersey overcome a 2-0 deficit and win its home finale. Travis Zajac and David Clarkson also scored for the Devils. Johan Hedberg made 15 saves in his first start since March 19 for his sixth win of the season. Matt Cooke scored in the first period and Jussi Jokinen added a second-period goal for the Penguins. Marc-Andre Fleury made 29 saves Pittsburgh. Penguins star Sidney Crosby missed his 10th straight game with a broken jaw, but he was cleared by medical personnel to return to hockey-related activity. Crosby has played in 36 games, but has 56 points. Kovalchuk scored the winner off a nice pass from Steve Sullivan for his 11th goal of the season. Cooke scored the only goal in the first period, collecting a pass from Brenden Morrow alone in front. Cooke put ...
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