Devils slip past Flyers thanks to controversial call

Jaromir Jagr netted the game winner early in the third period, and Martin Brodeur picked up a milestone victory thanks to 30 saves, as New Jersey clipped Philadelphia, 2-1, in a Metropolitan Division clash on Tuesday.

NHL: New Jersey 2, Philadelphia 1

Jaromir Jagr netted the game winner early in the third period, and Martin Brodeur picked up a milestone victory thanks to 30 saves, as New Jersey clipped Philadelphia, 2-1, in a Metropolitan Division clash on Tuesday.

NHL: New York Rangers 3, New Jersey 2

NEWARK, N.J., March 19 (UPI) -- Rick Nash provided the game-winning goal and the New York Rangers forged a tie with New Jersey for a playoff spot Tuesday with their 3-2 win over the Devils.

NHL: Carolina 4, New Jersey 2

NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Jiri Tlusty netted the go-ahead goal in the third period and added an empty-netter Tuesday, propelling the Carolina Hurricanes over New Jersey 4-2.
NHL: Los Angeles 2, New Jersey 1 (OT)

NHL: Los Angeles 2, New Jersey 1 (OT)

NEWARK, N.J., May 30 (UPI) -- Anze Kopitar scored on a breakaway 8:13 into overtime Wednesday, giving the Los Angeles Kings a 2-1 win over New Jersey to open the Stanley Cup Finals.

NHL: New Jersey 4, Philadelphia 1

NEWARK, N.J., March 11 (UPI) -- Ilya Kovalchuk scored a goal and had two assists Sunday as the New Jersey Devils defeated Philadelphia 4-1 for their fourth straight win.

NHL: New Jersey 5, Pittsburgh 2

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.

NHL: Ottawa 4, Minnesota 1

OTTAWA, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Rookie Mike Brodeur made 22 saves in his NHL debut Saturday to lead the Ottawa Senators past Minnesota 4-1.

NHL: Ottawa 6, Phoenix 3

OTTAWA, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Two goals and two assists from Jason Spezza Friday helped Ottawa produce its biggest offensive show of the season and down Phoenix 6-3.

NHL: Pittsburgh 4, Ottawa 0

PITTSBURGH, April 9 (UPI) -- Marc-Andre Fleury recorded his first playoff shutout by stopping 26 shots Wednesday in Pittsburgh's 4-0 blanking of Ottawa.

NHL: Ottawa 6, Buffalo 3

BUFFALO, N.Y., March 25 (UPI) -- Anton Volchenkov scored the game-winner with just 1:56 to play Tuesday to lead the Ottawa Senators to a 6-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres.

NHL: Ottawa 4, Florida 1

OTTAWA, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Mike Fisher and Shean Donovan scored 62 seconds apart early in the second period Saturday night to help the Ottawa Senators beat Florida, 4-1.

NHL: Ottawa 5, Anaheim 3

OTTAWA, June 2 (UPI) -- Anton Volchenkov had a goal and an assist Saturday night as the Ottawa Senators posted a 5-3 win over Anaheim in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup finals.

NHL: Ottawa 2, Pittsburgh 1

PITTSBURGH, April 17 (UPI) -- Anton Volchenkov scored the winning goal in the third period Tuesday as Ottawa defeated Pittsburgh 2-1 in Game 4 of their Eastern Conference quarterfinals.

NHL: Ottawa 6, Pittsburgh 3

OTTAWA, April 11 (UPI) -- Chris Neil had a breakaway goal and an assist as Ottawa defeated Pittsburgh 6-3 Wednesday in the opening game of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.
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Anton Volchenkov
Ottawa Senators Mike Broudeur and Anton Volchenkov (24) stop a charging New York Rangers Marian Gaborik from scoring a goal in the second period at Madison Square Garden in New York City on January 14, 2010. UPI/John Angelillo

Anton Alekseyevich Volchenkov (Russian: Антон Алексеевич Волченков; born February 25, 1982), also known as the "A-train" and the "Russian Bear", is a Russian ice hockey defenceman who currently plays for the Ottawa Senators in the National Hockey League.

He was drafted by the Ottawa Senators in the 1st round as the 21st overall selection in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft. In 2002, he came back to North America and played the entire season with Ottawa. He is known for his fearless attitude towards other players and the puck, and is generally considered to be amongst the toughest players in the league. In his early days playing in Europe, he played goaltender; however, his coach instructed him to play defence, which may help explain why he led the NHL in blocked shots in 2006–07 by a large margin. He is consistently amongst the top shot blockers and hitters.

Since his first stint in Ottawa, he has become a regular in the Senators' starting line-up. As a "stay-at-home" defenceman, he is known primarily for his blocked shots and massive hits. He also played in the 2006 Olympic Games for the Russian national ice hockey team and is now considered to be among Ottawa's top two defenders, along with Chris Phillips.

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