After missing Game 2 with a back injury, Ilya Kovalchuk returned to the New Jersey lineup and racked up a goal and two assists in the Devils 4-3 win over the Flyers.
Alexei Ponikarovsky scored 17 minutes into overtime, off some dazzling work by Kovalchuk.
The Devils star took advantage of a bad line change to feed Ponikarovsky a tape-to-tape pass that sprung him into the offensive zone, where Ilya Bryzgalov made the first save but was beaten on the rebound.
New Jersey took a 2-1 lead in the series.
No Ilya Kovalchuk? No problem. New Jersey dominated the home team – the Flyers went 18:30 without a shot on goal in the second period – and got three unanswered
Alexander Ovechkin, who had minimal ice time after two periods, scored on a Washington power play to break a 2-2 tie and send the Capitals home with a
Daniel Brière put the puck past Martin Brodeur twice in overtime. The second time counted. It took the Flyers only four minutes of OT to win the first game of
The unloved Phoenix Coyotes are going to the Western Conference semi-final and the Chicago Blackhawks are going home.. Goaltender Mike Smith, doing his best Jaroslav Halak impression with a
Tyler Seguin scores in overtime to secure a 4-3 wiun and send the series back to Boston for Game 7. Washington fans may have seen their last game of
Fans in Boston and New York may have seen their last home games of the season. The latest Jaro Halak impression was furnished by Craig Anderson, who stopped 41
Three power-play goals in the first period, and a 2-1 Philadelphia lead. Then playoff hockey broke out. The Penguins got goals from Jordan Staal to take a second-period lead. Then Marc-André