Did Ilya Kovalchuk just play the best playoff game of his career? On Game 3 Thursday night in Newark, Kovalchuk returned from injury to log a goal and two assists, including the setup of Alexei Ponikarovsky's overtime winner, as the New Jersey Devils beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 to take a 2-1 series lead in the Eastern Conference Semifinal. During a stretch when the character of many Eastern European players is being called into question, the oft-maligned Kovalchuk is bucking the trend.
Ilya Kovalchuk powers New Jersey Devils past Philadelphia Flyers in OT 4-3 -NHL Playoffs Update Ilya Kovalchuk made the difference New Jersey needed as the Devils routed Philadelphia Flyers in overtime with a 4-3 win, taking a 2-1 l... Read Post
There wasn't much to look forward to last night when the Edmonton Oilers took on the New Jersey Devils in a battle of the league's two worst teams, but an overtime winner from Ilya Kovalchuk and a fight between Zack Stortini and Dav... Read Post