Saturday, February 6, 2010
Oh, Kovalchuk You Devil: Game One, Two Assists...
((HT: NHL/Rogers Sportsnet))
Wearing his familiar number 17 the Newest New Jersey Devil, Ilya Kovalchuk ((pictured picking up two points last night in two ways, thanks Saed Hindash/Newark Star-Ledger)), was paired with Jamie Langenbrunner and Dainius Zubrus for his coming out party against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The end result: two assists in the 4-3 win. The Devils were, actually, down 3-1 with five minutes to go in regulation. They also scored two goals in the final minute-and-a-half for the come-from-behind win.
Here's your highlights, and by the way, the Atlanta Thrashers lost to the Washington Capitals 5-2 and abandoned their morning skate Saturday as they get ready for a back-to-back. Their opponent, provided they can get out of the tri-state area, is the Florida Panthers at what is left of Philips Arena.
Did you notice the smattering of "True Blue" 17's in the audience...???
The HQ did, and we can't be happier for Kovy if he gets to make a run for a Cup.