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Topic - Ilya Kovalchuk
The NHL reduced its penalty against the New Jersey Devils on Thursday for signing Ilya Kovalchuk in 2010.
Alex Ovechkin, Pavel Datsyuk and their teammates had nursed dreams about this week for several years. They were all dashed in 60 frustrating minutes.
Sergei Bobrovsky made 22 saves in the second straight shutout victory for the fifth-seeded Russians, who earned a meeting with Finland in the quarterfinals Wednesday.
When Alexander Radulov pumped both fists and let loose a jubilant scream, an entire hockey nation also exhaled for a day.
Ilya Kovalchuk was not on the ice for Russia's final practice before the qualification round, and his coach insisted the superstar forward is not injured.
Alexander Radulov and Ilya Kovalchuk scored in a shootout, Semyon Varlamov stopped 27 shots, and Russia beat Slovakia 1-0.
Alexander Radulov and Ilya Kovalchuk scored in a shootout, Semyon Varlamov stopped 27 shots, and Russia beat Slovakia 1-0 in the Olympic men's hockey tournament Sunday, a day after losing a shootout to the U.S.
The USA-Russia game had everything a fan could want, including a riveting eight-round shootout.
When Ilya Kovalchuk took his talents - a rare blend of skill, speed and strength - home to Russia last summer, he walked away from $77 million and the 15-year NHL contract he signed in 2010.
Ilya Kovalchuk took his talents — a rare blend of skill, speed and strength — home to Russia last summer. It doesn't sound as if Kovalchuk has any regrets about his abrupt retirement from the NHL.
Ilya Kovalchuk took his talents - a rare blend of skill, speed and strength - home to Russia last summer.
Jagr has 681 goals and 1,007 assists in 1,391 career regular-season games with Pittsburgh, Washington, the New York Rangers, Philadelphia, Dallas and Boston.
New Jersey superstar forward Ilya Kovalchuk is retiring from the NHL and returning to Russia. The Devils announced the stunning news Thursday afternoon in a statement, saying that the 30-year-old Kovalchuk had alerted general manager and president Lou Lamoriello earlier this year that he wanted to return home with his family after 11 seasons in the NHL.
Star forward Ilya Kovalchuk stunned the New Jersey Devils on Thursday, retiring from the NHL to return to his native Russia.
More than two decades later, the former Pittsburgh right wing can help the Boston Bruins win their second title in three seasons.
"They have a good roster," Ilya Kovalchuk said of the Americans. "A lot of the guys have played in Vancouver (in 2010), so they know what it's like to win. It will be a good test for us."
"Playing is better than training," Russian forward Ilya Kovalchuk told reporters after Team Russia's shootout win over Slovakia. "We'll go out and focus. Now we can't lose, all the games could bring elimination."