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NHL: Ottawa 3, Los Angeles 2

OTTAWA, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Jason Spezza's tie-breaking, third-period tally completed an Ottawa rally and boosted the Senators to a 3-2 win over Los Angeles.

NHL: Ottawa 3, New York Islanders 2 (SO)

OTTAWA, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Ryan Shannon delivered the winning shootout goal Thursday, lifting the Ottawa Senators to a 3-2 victory over the New York Islanders.

NHL: Ottawa 4, Atlanta 2

OTTAWA, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Mike Fisher scored the go-ahead goal 3:44 into the second period Saturday and Ottawa overcame losing a two-score lead to defeat Atlanta 4-2.

NHL: Montreal 6, Toronto 2

TORONTO, April 4 (UPI) -- A goal and three assists for Alexei Kovalev Saturday led the Montreal Canadiens to a 6-2 rout of the Toronto Maple Leafs.

NHL: Buffalo 4, Montreal 3 (SO)

MONTREAL, March 28 (UPI) -- Toni Lydman scored the lone shootout goal Saturday when the Buffalo Sabres registered a 4-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens.

NHL: Montreal 5, N.Y. Islanders 4

UNIONDALE, N.Y., Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Alexei Kovalev scored the game-winner in a four-goal third period Saturday when the Montreal Canadiens rallied to edge the New York Islanders 5-4.

NHL: Montreal 4, Philadelphia 3 (OT)

MONTREAL, April 24 (UPI) -- Tom Kostopoulos scored 48 seconds into overtime Thursday, allowing Montreal to take a 4-3 win over Philadelphia in the opener of their playoff series.

NHL: Boston 5, Montreal 1

MONTREAL, April 17 (UPI) -- The sluggish Boston Bruins erupted for four goals in the third period Thursday and beat Montreal 5-1 in game 5 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinal.

NHL: Montreal 3, N.Y. Islanders 0

MONTREAL, March 15 (UPI) -- Jaroslav Halak recorded his third career shutout Saturday when the Montreal Canadiens beat the New York Rangers 3-0.

NHL: Montreal 5, Tampa Bay 2

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Five different Montreal players scored Thursday to help the Canadiens beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2.

NHL: Atlanta 3, Montreal 2 (SO)

ATLANTA, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Marian Hossa and Slava Kozlov both scored in a shootout Saturday, giving the Atlanta Thrashers a 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens.

NHL: Montreal 4, Toronto 1

MONTREAL, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Saku Koivu scored twice Saturday to help the Montreal Canadiens beat Toronto 4-1.

NHL: Montreal 4, Toronto 3 (SO)

TORONTO, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Andrei Kostsitsyn scored in the fifth round of the shootout Tuesday, delivering the Montreal Canadiens a 4-3 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

NHL: Montreal 7, Carolina 4

RALEIGH, N.C., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Thomas Plekanec had two power-play goals and two assists Friday night to lead the Montreal Canadiens past Carolina, 7-4.

NHL: Ottawa 4, Montreal 3

OTTAWA, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Jason Spezza scored a tie-breaking goal in the third period Thursday night, as the Ottawa Senators edged Montreal, 4-3.
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Alexei Kovalev
Montreal Canadiens Patrice Brisebois (43) chases New York Rangers Alexei Kovalev as he skates with the puck during first period action at Madison Square Garden, January 3.

Alexei Vyacheslavovich "Alex" Kovalev (Russian: Алексей Вячеславович Ковалёв; born February 24, 1973) is a Russian professional right winger currently playing for the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has previously played for the Montreal Canadiens, the Pittsburgh Penguins, and the New York Rangers, with whom he was originally drafted and won a Stanley Cup in 1994. His nicknames among fans include Kovy, AK-27, and l'Artiste.

Alexei Kovalev was drafted by the New York Rangers in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft, first round, 15th overall. He became the first Russian born player to be drafted in the first round in the history of the NHL. Best known for his stickhandling skills, dangling and wrist shot, he became an important part of the Rangers 1994 Stanley Cup run, finishing with the third-most points for New York in the playoffs. Kovalev, Alexander Karpovtsev, Sergei Nemchinov, and Sergei Zubov were the first Russians to have their names engraved on the Stanley Cup. The Rangers' Stanley Cup win is one that Europe would never forget because of the first Russian names on the Stanley Cup, as MSG Network broadcaster Al Trautwig said in an essay for Garden of Dreams.

During the 1994–95 NHL lockout, Kovalev returned to Russia to play for his hometown team Lada Togliatti, the defending International Hockey League champion from 1994. Kovalev scored 8 goals and 8 assists in 12 games. Kovalev occasionally stops in Tolyatti to give clinics at his old hockey school. He also participated in the Lada Tolyatti 30th anniversary game, and scored a hat trick for the Lada veterans team.

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