Ilya Kovalchuk scored 4:39 into overtime, and the New Jersey Devils won their third straight game to start the lockout-shortened season, 3-2 over the winless Washington Capitals on Friday night.
The Devils’ defensemen aren’t exactly household names but are finally getting credit for the job they’ve done to push New Jersey to the Stanley Cup Finals.
The Devils have been the overlooked team throughout these playoffs. Sure, they’ll push the Kings to the limit, but Los Angeles has shown the ability to win on the road.
Stu Bickel continues to see limited ice time and repeatedly makes costly turnovers. Why not give talented 21-year-old Tim Erixon a chance?
Bryce Salvador is finding his scoring touch as the Devils prepare to face the Rangers in the Eastern Conference Finals.
The Devils took Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals and are a win away from reaching the Eastern Conference Finals.
After the misery of Game 3, the Devils’ special teams awakened in Game 4 as they gained back the series momentum.
Ilya Kovalchuk and Marek Zidlicky scored in a 1:11 span to cap a four-goal second period and the New Jersey Devils put themselves on the doorstep of a playoff berth with a 6-4 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night.
A four-game winning streak is cause enough for celebration. But Martin Brodeur, Ilya Kovalchuk and Zach Parise found a way to make it more special.
Marek Zidlicky and David Clarkson scored 14 seconds apart in the final two minutes of the third period to rally the New Jersey Devils past the New York Islanders
Lou Lamoriello got the jump on Monday’s NHL trading deadline as the Devils acquired Marek Zidlicky in a deal with the Wild Friday night.