With Canada’s improved economy and Winnipeg’s new arena Brian Leetch believes Winnipeg, once again, deserves a chance to support an NHL team.
The struggling for playoffs New Jersey Devils rallied from a two-goal deficit to defeat the Atlanta Thrashers 4-2 on Tuesday night. Travis Zajac and Patrik Elias began the Devils’ comeback, Rookie Jacob Josefson scored the game’s winner, while Ilya Kovalchuk set the final score in the dying seconds of the game. The Devils also got
Zajac also had a power-play goal in the second period, and Ilya Kovalchuk added his 25th goal—also on a power play—for New Jersey. The Devils have won five of six and are 21-3-2 since Jan. 8. Blake Wheeler and Dustin Byfuglien scored for the Thrashers. Atlanta, which has just three regulation wins in its last
At a time when the New Jersey Devils were reeling and just seeking an identity, longtime teammates Ilya Kovalchuk and Johan Hedberg stepped to the forefront to help provide some hope after a tumultuous start to the season. Of course, a coaching change played a big part in that equation as well. Remember when the
“The last time we played them, it wasn’t pretty,” Kovalchuk said. Both former Thrashers came up big Friday to help the Devils avenge that lopsided loss. Backup goalie Hedberg made 28 saves in a rare start and Kovalchuk sealed the game with a late goal, giving the Devils a 3-1 victory that snapped a six-game
Johan Hedberg won’t see his family when he returns to Atlanta. That’s because the wife and children of the former Thrashers goaltender will be waiting for him when he gets back to New Jersey following Saturday’s game. The Hedbergs will spend Christmas together thanks to the winter school break in Gwinnett County. It will be