For the Rangers, an already dark summer just became unimaginably worse. New York players struggled to comprehend a shocking loss to their sport after a chartered Russian plane carrying several NHL veterans crashed.
The far-reaching air disaster in Western Russia sadly claimed the lives of many celebrated former Rangers, Devils and Islanders representing Lokomotiv Yaroslav.
The Toronto Maple Leafs used an impressive power-play performance to end a lengthy losing streak. The New Jersey Devils’ last effort was anything but spectacular.
The Devils have finally won a home game and now they will try to put together consecutive wins for the first time in the 2010-11 season this week.
Ilya Kovalchuk brought the Devils’ fans out of their seats again. Only this time, the New Jersey faithful were cheering instead of booing the Russian star.