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The Devils blew a 3-0 lead, but managed to get the game to overtime on Tuesday night. Ilya Kovalchuk then stomped on your heart and won the game in a shootout 5-4. [All About the Jersey] [NJ.com]
Ilya Kovalchuk scores the shootout winner and silences the New Jersey crowd that booed him all night pic.twitter.com/7xwz1B03Ky— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) February 5, 2020
FWIW: The Hurricanes have checked in with the Devils about Sami Vatanen as they search for a defenseman ahead of the trade deadline. [The Athletic ($)]
This season hasn’t worked out as well as P.K. Subban or the Devils have hoped. P.K.: “I just think that it’s sometimes you have to buy into the situation that you’re in and make the best of what you have and where you’re at. And I think that with me right now, I have to continue to improve my game and get better, but also make players around me better as well.” [Sportsnet]
Will NHL players be at the Olympics? Will we see an offer sheet this summer? Those and more questions in an anonymous player agent poll: [The Athletic ($)]
Seattle’s NHL team won’t begin play until 2021, but the team’s scouts are already checking out players that could end up on their team. [Sportsnet]
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