Devils' Kovalchuk Grabs Two Points: Ilya Kovalchuk scored a goal and added an assist in Thursday's win over Pittsburgh, giving him points in three straight games. (Updated 4/25/13)
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After missing nearly a month with a shoulder injury, Kovy's got four points in as many games since returning. It's good to see he didn't miss a step -- promising for next year. (Updated 4/25/13).
04/27/2013 17:57 Nash scores twice as Rangers blank Devils in tuneup
Henrik Lundqvist made 20 saves in coasting to his second shutout of the season, and Rick Nash scored twice for the playoff-bound New York Rangers in a 4-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday in the regular-season finale for both teams.
Ilya Kovalchuk put his disappointing first season in New Jersey behind him and reminded the NHL of the type of player hes capable of being, finishing fifth in the league with 83 points in 77 games. Surprisingly, Kovalchuk also developed into a formidable two-way player, notching three shorthanded goals. Was his production a product of Zach Parise? We think not. We think he can have a similar impact this season while being the teams lone elite scoring threat. Bump him up a few spots in leagues that count shots on goal, but expecting 30 goals and close to 80 points are not out of the question. He finished last season with a herniated disk in his lower back, so be certain to monitor his health during training camp. (Updated 8/14/12)