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Russia reaches Olympic hockey quarterfinals

Russia reaches Olympic hockey quarterfinals

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Sergei Bobrovsky turned in a shutout by making 22 saves Tuesday, sending Russia into the Olympic quarterfinals with a 4-0 victory over Norway.
U.S. clinches berth in Olympic hockey quarterfinals

U.S. clinches berth in Olympic hockey quarterfinals

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- A hat trick by Phil Kessel and a near shutout by Ryan Miller Sunday carried the United States to a 5-1 win over Slovenia and quarterfinal berth in the Olympics.
Olympic Roundup: Oshie becomes new U.S. sporting hero

Olympic Roundup: Oshie becomes new U.S. sporting hero

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. speed skating team changed Olympic uniforms Saturday and found it made no difference. Maybe they could have used what T.J. Oshie was wearing.
U.S. tops Russia 3-2 in Olympic hockey shootout

U.S. tops Russia 3-2 in Olympic hockey shootout

SOCHI, Russia, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- T.J. Oshie had four goals in a thrilling shootout Saturday, the last coming in the eighth round to give the United States a 3-2 Olympic victory over Russia.

Devils sign veteran forward Jaromir Jagr to reported 1-year deal

NEWARK, N.J., July 23 (UPI) -- Five-time NHL scoring champion Jaromir Jagr Tuesday signed a contract with the New Jersey Devils in a reported one-year deal.

Kovalchuk retires from New Jersey Devils

NEWARK, N.J., July 11 (UPI) -- Ilya Kovalchuk, who amassed 417 goals during an 11-year NHL career, announced his retirement Thursday.

NHL: New Jersey 3, Pittsburgh 2

NEWARK, N.J., April 26 (UPI) -- Ilya Kovalchuk produced the go-ahead goal with 6:10 left in the third period Thursday, giving the New Jersey Devils a 3-2 triumph over Pittsburgh.

Devils' Kovalchuk to be out 2-4 weeks

NEWARK, N.J., March 24 (UPI) -- High-scoring New Jersey Devils forward Ilya Kovalchuk will be out 2-to-4 weeks after suffering a shoulder injury, General Manager Lou Lamoriello said Sunday.

NHL: New Jersey 5, Philadelphia 2

NEWARK, N.J., March 13 (UPI) -- Adam Henrique started and finished a stretch of four straight New Jersey goals Wednesday that lifted the Devils to a 5-2 win over Philadelphia.

NHL: Carolina 6, New Jersey 3

RALEIGH, N.C., March 9 (UPI) -- Carolina's Jiri Tlusty struck for two goals and added an assist Saturday and the Hurricanes stayed on a roll with a 6-3 rout of New Jersey.

NHL: Washington 5, New Jersey 1

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Alex Ovechkin's 11th career hat trick powered the Washington Capitals to a 5-1 victory over New Jersey Saturday.

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NHL: New Jersey 3, Washington 2

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Third-period goals by Andrei Loktionov and Ilya Kovalchuk Thursday rallied New Jersey to a 3-2 victory over Washington.

NHL: New Jersey 5, Philadelphia 3

NEWARK, N.J., Feb. 15 (UPI) -- David Clarkson scored the game-winning goal Friday, when the New Jersey Devils scored four unanswered goals to rally for a 5-3 win over Philadelphia.

NHL: New Jersey 3, Pittsburgh 1

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- David Clarkson scored twice Sunday, providing the spark for the New Jersey Devils in their 3-1 victory over Pittsburgh.
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Ilya Valeryevich Kovalchuk (Russian: Илья́ Вале́рьевич Ковальчу́к; born April 15, 1983) is a Russian professional ice hockey left winger who is an alternate captain of the New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League. Drafted first overall in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft by the Atlanta Thrashers, he began his NHL career in 2001–02 with Atlanta and was nominated for the Calder Memorial Trophy as league rookie-of-the-year. He is a three-time NHL All-Star and won the Rocket Richard Trophy as the league's leading goal-scorer in 2004 in a three-way tie with Jarome Iginla and Rick Nash. After eight seasons with the Thrashers, he was traded to the Devils in February 2010. As a free agent he signed a 17 year, $102 million contract with the Devils in 2010, but the contract was ruled invalid by the NHL; new terms of 15 years and $100 million were later signed.

Internationally, Kovalchuk has played for Russia in the IIHF World U18 Championship, World Junior Championship, World Championship, World Cup and Winter Olympics, highlighted by back-to-back gold medals in the 2008 and 2009 World Championship.

Kovalchuk played for Russian Super League club HC Spartak Moscow for two seasons before entering the NHL. Drafted by the Thrashers first overall in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft, he became the first Russian to be drafted first overall in the NHL's history. In club-level competition, Kovalchuk wore the number 17 as a tribute to Valeri Kharlamov, a Soviet superstar in the 1970s.

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