Originally written on The Hockey Program  |  Last updated 10/8/12

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)
SKA St. Petersburg faced off against CSKA Moscow in a important Kontinental Hockey League match for National Hockey League fans. SKA had NHL players like New Jersey Devils' Ilya Kovalchuk, St. Louis Blues' Vladimir Tarasenko and Phoenix Coyotes' Viktor Tikhonov. Detroit Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk, Philadelphia Flyers' goalie Ilya Bryzgalov, Nashville Predators' Alexander Radulov and Toronto Maple Leafs' Mikhail Grabovski headline CSKA's roster. During the NHL lockout, fans and writers are looking overseas to keep an eye on their team's players.MOSCOW, RUSSIA - SEPTEMBER 23: Ilya Kovalchuk #17 of the SKA celebrates a goal during the game between SKA Saint Petersburg and Dynamo Moscow during the KHL Championship 2012/13 on September 23, 2012 at the Arena Luzhniki in Moscow, Russia. The SKA won 3-1. (Photo by Yury Kuzmin/KHL Photo Agency via Getty Images)   As the headline states, Ilya Kovalchuk lead the way to victory for SKA by scoring three goals. Also, he lead the way for a come...
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