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After 10 NHL campaigns, 406 regular-season career goals, nine straight 30-goal years and two world championships with Russia, there is something missing from Ilya Kovalchuk's resume. The soon-to-be 29-year-old New Jersey Devils right wing has never won an NHL playoff series. To tell the truth, he has never come close. He has played in nine postseason games, and won just one. His playoff experience is best defined by handshake after a series and wishing someone else good luck or whatever. It's not the way anyone wants to be remembered, especially a No. 1 overall pick who has Hall-of-Fame credentials. Kovalchuk will try to see the other side of the playoffs over the next two weeks when the Devils face the Panthers in a best-of-7 series that starts in Florida Friday night. ''That's why you play in the NHL,'' Kovalchuk said after practice Wednesday. ''That's why you play hockey to be in those situations where it is all on the line. I am very ...
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