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Mackenzie Blackwood was upended, there was no whistle, Mikko Rantanen potted a hat trick and the Devils couldn’t come back. The Avs won 5-2 on Saturday night. [All About the Jersey] [NorthJersey.com] [NJ.com]
Matt Tennyson on waivers:
Waivers: Folin (MON), Tennyson (NJ). Holm (CHI) unconditional— Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) January 5, 2020
Congrats to the young guys with medals:
Four #NJDevils prospects are taking home medals from Czech Republic at the World Juniors:— Amanda Stein (@amandacstein) January 5, 2020
Ty Smith ( )
Kevin Bahl ( )
Daniil Misyul ( )
Nikola Pasic ( )
Congrats to Team Canada, which has won gold at the World Juniors by beating Team Russia 4-3 on Sunday. [Sportsnet]
Ilya Kovalchuk signs with the Habs:
The Canadiens have agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract with free agent forward Ilya Kovalchuk. The deal will pay Kovalchuk $700,000 at the NHL level and $70,000 in the AHL.#GoHabsGo https://t.co/VdpyijRjNh— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) January 3, 2020
This is crazy, but awesome.— Amanda Stein (@amandacstein) January 5, 2020
Ilya Kovalchuk wanted his number 17 to wear in Montreal.
Brett Kulak was already wearing it.
So, Kovalchuk gifted Kulak a Rolex when Kulak changed his number so Ilya could wear 17. https://t.co/GDULzJayc7
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