Game 60: Kovy sizzles as Habs down Sens

Alex Kovalev scored once and assisted on two more in a rousing comeback performance today.
John Kenney, Gazette

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AUDIO:  Guy Carbonneau  Alex Kovalev  Mathieu Schneider  Mike Komisarek  Jaroslav Halak  Saku Koivu

Alex Kovalev has a flair for the dramatic.

Kovalev returned from an enforced two-game sabbatical and his strong two-way performance led the Canadiens to a 5-3 win over the Ottawa Senators on Saturday.

“I feel like I’ve just been traded to a new team,” said Kovalev, who had a goal and two assists for his first multiple-point game since he had a goal and an assist against Toronto on Dec. 20.

The Canadiens had a quick start and Kovalev, who received a loud ovation prior to the game, elicited chants of “Kovy, Kovy, Kovy” as he played a key role on the first two Montreal goals.

• Pat Hickey’s game story here    • Dave Stubbs’s column on Kovalev here

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