Kovalchuk Reflects On Lokomotiv Tragedy, Sets Sights On Playoffs

Via Richard Chere of The Star Ledger The tragedy of the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl plane crash on Sept. 7 still weighs on the mind of Devils winger Ilya Kovalchuk. He lost friends, former teammates and peers. “That’s a tragedy. Very sad. You can’t really say much,” Kovalchuk said today at the Prudential Center in Newark. “I

Kovy and Ovi Hold Second Annual Charity Game To Benefit Kids In Need

Via RT.com There was a feast of hockey talent on the ice in Moscow last night. Washington Capitals captain Alexander Ovechkin and the New Jersey Devils Ilya Kovalchuk led two teams packed with celebrities. The charity game raised over $ 500,000 for a Russian orphanage. The line-ups comprised several high-profile officials including presidential aide Arkady

Breaking Down Kovy’s Snipe Past Three Hurricanes

New Jersey was all a buzz when the Garden State team resigned the lethal winger from Tver Russia last summer. Number 17 brought his fabulous goal scoring ability to the Devils and his signature first pump. No wonder he’s such a great fit in NJ! There is probably no better example of Kovalchuk’s supreme offensive

John Fischer of In Lou We Trust Breaks Down Kovalchuk’s Breakaway Beauty

Check out John Fischer’s August 15th piece entitled “NJ Devils Goal Breakdown: Ilya Kovalchuk’s Breakaway Beauty on 2/18/2011” on the In Lou We Trust blog. Excerpt I spent a good chunk of the offseason looking at the goals against the New Jersey Devils, separated by goaltenders Johan Hedberg and Martin Brodeur. While valuable, it’s not

Ilya Kovalchuk has one of the Best Wrist Shots in NHL History

The easiest way to defend a good shooter? Keep him off balance, of course. Well, unless that shooter’s name is Ilya Kovalchuk. Despite being knocked off of his first shot, Kovalchuk collects himself and deposits a laser beam into the top corner with very little balance. When it’s all said and done, we may look

Puck Agency clients that have won NHL Awards

Written by Dan Greene In the spirit of the NHL Awards, I figured it would be interesting to see which Puck Agency clients have won awards in the past. While none of our clients won this year, many have won in previous years. First, we have to mention one of the greatest defensemen of all-time

Kovalchuk Scores Twice Against Czech Republic In Bronze Medal Game

Roman Cervenka scored a hat trick to lead the Czech Republic to a 7-4 victory over Russia and the bronze medal at the ice hockey world championship Sunday. Petr Prucha scored twice, and Jan Marek and Tomas Plekanec added one apiece for the Czechs — the defending champions — in a rematch of last year’s

Kovalchuk Scores 31st Goal In Season Finale

In many more words: this was brilliant. Kovalchuk’s first shot on the shift got deflected wide, but he kept it alive. Andy Greene and Anssi Salmela did well to keep the play alive while Kovalchuk circled back to the left side. A Ranger (Derek Stepan?) dropped his stick, opening the lane for Greene to make