KAZAN, Russia (AP) Ilya Kovalchuk led SKA St. Petersburg to its first Kontinental Hockey League title on Sunday as the team clinched a 4-1 series victory over Ak Bars Kazan.
Kovalchuk scored two goals as SKA beat Ak Bars 6-1 on the road in Game 5 to secure the Gagarin Cup.
Despite consistently having one of the highest-paid KHL rosters in recent years, SKA had never reached the...
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Have you heard the new batch of rumors swirling around Ilya Kovalchuk? Summarized, it reconnects the New Jersey Devils with Kovalchuk in the very near future. The odds are extremely poor that it would ever happen, but that hasn’t prevented the rumors from persisting.
Kovalchuk returning for the 2014-15 season is basically impossible and would require the consent of all of the other...
One of the big stories, perhaps the biggest, involving the KHL in the Summer of 2013 was the return to the league of Ilya Kovalchuk. The New Jersey Devils star unexpectedly announced his retirement from the NHL, and signed a contract only a day or so later with SKA St. Petersburg, with whom he had spent time during the NHL's 2012-13 lockout and where he was promptly handed the...
Russian forward Ilya Kovalchuk showed off his skills early in the Russia-Finland quarterfinal game with this fantastic shot, dislodging the water bottle from the net. Unfortunately for Kovalchuk and the Russian team, it was the only thing that went well for them in their 3-1 loss to the Finns.
The post Ilya Kovalchuk scores fantastic goal during loss to Finland...
Ilya Kovalchuk missed Russia's final practice before the qualification round.
Russian hockey coach Zinetula Bilyaletdinov told reporters Monday that the forward was resting and not injured.
Kovalchuk missed the final minutes of the second period in Sunday's win over Slovakia after appearing to hurt his right ankle. He returned and played in the preliminary-round game, scoring in...
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February 17, 2014
(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By LARRY LAGE AP Hockey Writer Ilya Kovalchuk likes life in Russia.
He says he is enjoying being home with his family, playing in the Kontinental Hockey League and looking ahead to participating in next month's Winter Olympics.
The superstar is not so fond of looking back.
Kovalchuk tells The Associated Press that how Russia fared...
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January 13, 2014
Ilya Kovalchuk is once again making headlines in North America despite the fact he's no longer skating in the NHL. The KHL forward had some rather interesting (read: dumb) comments about Semyon Varlamov and his domestic abuse case.
We'll let the comment seen on R-Sport speak for itself:
I hope to God it all pans out well and maybe he can somehow reach an agreement...
It's been several months since Ilya Kovalchuk shocked the hockey world and abruptly announced his retirement from the NHL. Since then Kovalchuk has played in the KHL and we've only mentioned him in passing.
So, how are things going for Kovalchuk? Pretty well. In a report seen on NJ.com, Kovalchuk revealed that it "feels better" playing in the KHL due to his close proximity to...