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Kovalchuk's first day with the Devils

Friday, 02.5.2010 / 10:10 AM ET / News
By Eric Marin
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Kovalchuk\'s first day with the Devils
10:19 am - Devils have hit the ice for morning skate. Zach, Travis, Pando, Pelley, Marty, Dean, Leblond, Peters. Anssi Salmela has returned after the deal that shipped him to Atlanta last March.

10:20 am - Langenbrunner, Mottau, Yann Danis. Jacques Lemaire. Andy Greene.

10:22 am - White, Salvador, Patrik, Zharkov, Fraser.

10:24 am - Kovalchuk will be among the last players on the ice. Nice way to make an entrance.

10:25 am - No. 17 is on the ice, followed Rolston, just ahead of Niedermayer.

10:26 am - Players broken up into lines, doing a puck possession drill. Kovalchuk working with Zubrus and Zharkov.

10:32 am - Kovy wearing his Atlanta gloves. No Devils gear just yet. Arrived at the arena just after 9 a.m. this morning.

10:33 am - Just got some help from Zajac on the current drill. Players taking a pass off the boards at center, skating in for a shot on goal.

10:34 am - Players stretching at center. Kovy next to Marty and Leblond.

10:36 am - Line of Parise, Zajac, Rolston on a drill. Next, Kovy with Zubrus centering and Langenbrunner on the right side.

10:37 am - Line of Pandolfo, Niedermayer, Zharkov.

10:38 am - Line of McAmmond centering Peters and Leblond.

10:39 am - Rolston snaps a shot over Marty's left shoulder. Looks like he'll be on the top line tonight. 

10:43 am - Greene working on shots drills with the defense corps. He missed practice yesterday to rest.

10:45 am - Kovy seen chatting with Zharkov, a fellow Russian.

10:47 am - Kovy snaps a shot underneath glove of Danis. Tremendous release.

10:48 am - Players beginning to file off the ice. Kovy set to have his own press conference after the skate. Heavy media turnout this morning anyway with Toronto in town, but Kovy deal adds to it.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 54 40 10 4 178 124 84
2 FLA 56 32 18 6 153 132 70
3 NYR 55 31 18 6 157 140 68
4 BOS 55 30 19 6 163 150 66
5 DET 55 28 18 9 138 134 65
6 NJD 57 29 21 7 125 124 65
7 TBL 54 30 20 4 144 130 64
8 NYI 54 29 19 6 153 137 64
9 PIT 54 28 19 7 139 136 63
10 CAR 56 25 21 10 137 146 60
11 PHI 54 24 20 10 128 140 58
12 MTL 56 27 25 4 151 151 58
13 OTT 57 25 26 6 159 177 56
14 BUF 57 23 28 6 135 156 52
15 CBJ 57 23 28 6 144 175 52
16 TOR 54 20 25 9 127 151 49

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
L. Stempniak 57 15 25 6 40
M. Cammalleri 42 14 24 15 38
A. Henrique 55 19 18 14 37
K. Palmieri 57 20 16 3 36
T. Zajac 49 8 20 7 28
D. Schlemko 49 7 9 -8 16
A. Larsson 57 2 11 12 13
D. Severson 53 1 12 -1 13
J. Blandisi 18 4 7 -1 11
J. Josefson 46 3 8 -14 11
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Schneider 25 16 6 .931 1.98
K. Kinkaid 4 5 1 .918 2.28
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