NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Ilya Kovalchuk continued his recent hot streak with a goal and two assists Sunday in the New Jersey Devils' 5-2 win over Pittsburgh.
Kovalchuk's tally only 2 1/2 minutes into the game broke a scoreless tie and put the Devils ahead to stay.
With Sunday's output, the Russian winger has 10 points in his last four games, all of which have resulted in New Jersey victories.
Marc-Andre Fleury started in net for Pittsburgh but was yanked after yielding three goals on 12 shots.
Brent Johnson relieved and stopped 11-of-12 shots the rest of the way.