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As the Ice Hockey World Championship nears the medal round in Sweden/Finland, I thought I'd give a quick update on how our Devils are doing in the NHL off-season.
Ilya Kovalchuk leads the tourney in scoring with 13 points in 7 games (8g,5a) along with a leading 29 penalty minutes. How is that for a stat sheet! Glad to see him still dominating...
Devils winger Ilya Kovalchuk knocked Janne Pesonen off his feet as Russia lost to Finland at the World Championships Friday.
And he also got a nice stick-to-the-face in later.
Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
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The New Jersey Devils are no longer playing hockey, but some of their players are.
Most notably, Ilya Kovalchuk, of course. In Russia's tournament opener against Latvia, Russia had no trouble at all and filled the net with regularity en route to a 6-0 win. Ilya Kovalchuk had a goal and an assist for Russia while Andrei Loktionov chipped...
There's no mystery why the New Jersey Devils missed the playoffs a year after facing the Los Angeles Kings for Stanley Cup.
Key injuries to Marty Brodeur and Ilya Kovalchuk led to major slumps in the lockout-shortened 48-game season. The players who needed to step up with the stars out didn't. The team played poorly in overtime, and the penalty kill slipped from the best...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago
Ilya Kovalchuk will not play for the reeling New Jersey Devils until his injured right shoulder feels comfortable.
After skating with nine other players on Thursday, Kovalchuk was uncertain whether he would be able to play for the defending Eastern Conference champions on Friday against the Ottawa Senators.
The Devils have dropped eight consecutive games (0-4-4) and their chances...
Via AP on Fox
April 11, 2013
Offensive catalyst Ilya Kovalchuk skated with the Devils for the first time since injuring his right shoulder more than two weeks ago and hopes to return soon to the struggling New Jersey lineup.
Kovalchuk would not set a timetable for his return, but coach Peter DeBoer said the Russian star probably will play before he is fully recovered.
The Devils are winless in seven games...
Via AP on Fox
April 09, 2013
New Jersey Devils fans were hit with some tough news on Sunday afternoon: Ilya Kovalchuk will be out two-to-four weeks with a shoulder injruy.
Photo by Tony Kurdzuk/The Star-Ledger.
The superstar winger was injured in the Devils' 2-1 victory over the Florida Panthers on Saturday evening. Kovy lost his footing as he swooped around the net and crashed hard into the boards...
The New Jersey Devils will have to make their playoff push without top winger Ilya Kovalchuk, who will miss up to a month with a shoulder injury suffered Saturday night.Kovalchuk is the team’s second leading scorer with 10 goals and 17 assists. But his solid all-around play makes him New Jersey’s most valuable forward.He plays in all game situations and leads all NHL forwards...
Back on Feb. 27, 2004, when Ilya Kovalchuk was in his third NHL season one in which he would finish tied for the league lead in goals and was a mere 20 years old, he would miss his only game that season as a healthy scratch in New Jersey.
In a time when he was still trying to prove that he was a player that a team could win with and not just a one-dimensional scorer, Thrashers...
One of the NHL's accepted truisms is that Ilya Kovalchuk is a preeminent sniper.
The fact he's scored 406 goals in 779 games, including nine consecutive seasons of 30 or more goals, is proof enough that Kovalchuk knows how to put the puck in the back of the net.
But the biggest play Kovalchuk made in the Devils' 5-3 win over the New York Rangers in Game 5 of the Eastern...