Ex-Thrashers teammates Kovalchuk and Hedberg fueling Devils run

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

Kovalchuk Scores 20th As Devils Win 5th In Row

Kovalchuk skated out to the point, reversed direction, went back down to the left circle, hit the brakes to lose defenseman Joe Corvo and then let loose a shot that beat Cam Ward to the glove side. The goal allowed the Devils to take another step in their unlikely playoff push with a 3-2 victory

Ilya Kovalchuk to appear on NHL Live!

New Jersey Devils forward Ilya Kovalchuk will be among the guests on NHL Live! on Tuesday, scheduled from noon-2 p.m. on NHL Network and NHL.com and broadcast on XM Radio. Kovalchuk, who is in the first season of a 15-year deal with New Jersey, has 19 goals and 19 assists in 55 games. His team

Top 10 Ilya Kovalchuk moments as a NJ Devil By Down Goes Avery (6-10)

10. Devils trade for Ilya Kovalchuk – The Devils aren’t known for grabbing superstars, especially in mid-season trades, but for whatever reason, Lou Lamoriello felt adding Kovalchuk would be what the Devils needed. Well, it didn’t work right away, and despite Gary Bettman trying everything he could to prevent the signing, Ilya signed with the

Lemaire brings Devils, Kovalchuk back to respectability

Remember when the New Jersey Devils were easily the worst team in the league? I do. Well, the times they are a…er, have changed. Winners of their past four and on an 8-1-1 run, the Devs are the hottest team in the NHL. Of course, the playoffs are almost assuredly out of reach; it took

Ilya Kovalchuk scores winner as Devils stay hot

Kovalchuk scored with 3:59 to play for his second game-winning goal in as many nights and the New Jersey Devils won the matchup of the NHL’s hottest teams with a 2-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Friday night. “I’ve seen it before,” said Devils goaltender Johan Hedberg, who played with Kovalchuk in Atlanta.

Devils’ Anssi Salmela puts bitterness aside, raises level of play

When he was placed on waivers Jan. 13, defenseman Anssi Salmela felt some momentary bitterness towards the Devils and general manager Lou Lamoriello. But it didn’t last long. “The day you’re put on waivers, you do,” Salmela said honestly. “There are so many thoughts in your mind. “But I won’t say I have hard feelings against the

Volchenkov: ‘I always try to play clean’

Anton Volchenkov prides himself on playing a clean game. The elbow he delivered to the head of Zach Boychuk on Tuesday wasn’t intentional, but it will cost him. The League announced Wednesday that Volchenkov has been suspended three games for the hit. It occurred in the second period of the Devils’ 3-2 overtime victory over