Kovalchuk injured in Devils win over Panthers
Two games after Martin Brodeur returned from a back injury, cheap canada goose the Devils have two wins after last night’s 2 1 victory over the Panthers in Newark. However, their playoff chances could canada goose outlet toronto factory have taken a major hit as Ilya Kovalchuk injured his shoulder in the third period and canada goose outlet nyc did not return.
“Shoulder injury. I don’t know the details or the extent yet, ” Pete DeBoer said after Canada Goose Outlet the win. “He’s obviously probably going to be cheap canada goose uk out at least a canada goose outlet canada goose black friday sale short time, so we’ll canada goose factory outlet have to fill that hole.”
The injury occurred halfway through official canada goose outlet the third period when Kovalchuk slipped and canada goose outlet shop slid into the boards, his right shoulder taking the brunt of the collision. He winced in pain on the ice before getting up on his own power and skating to the dressing room. He was not available after the game, and his teammates said they hoped the injury wasn’t canada goose outlet black friday that serious.
“I hope he’s alright,” said David Clarkson, who scored what turned out to be the game winning goal. “You saw on the power play we missed https://www.bamschaatsteam.nl him, so hopefully everything is okay.”
Clarkson was referring to a five minute power play that the Devils had shortly after Kovalchuk’s injury, in which the Devils were nursing a buy canada goose jacket 2 1 lead, but didn’t score and had only four shots. canada goose outlet uk If Kovalchuk is out an extended period of time, it would be a big hit to a team struggling offensively, as his 10 goals and 27 points are both second on the team.
“We got some big players. Not just talent wise, but size wise that are hurt now with [Alexei Ponikarovsky] canadian goose jacket and [Dainius Zubrus] and if we are missing Kovy, then that’s three big guys,” said Brodeur, who had 17 saves to earn his 666th career win.
“I think to the extent of a Kovy, he is our top player,” Brodeur said. “I don’t know what the injury is but hopefully it’s not too serious.”
New Jersey remained in seventh place in the Eastern Conference, holding Canada Goose Parka a four point lead over canada goose outlet in usa the ninth place Canada Goose Online Rangers, who have two games in hand. Kovalchuk is not only a contributor on offense, but has a league leading four short handed goals as well. But DeBoer is confident that his team will respond in Kovalchuk’s absence.
“Injuries are a part of this. Everybody is canada goose outlet sale dealing with them. I think we have to be prepared for it,” he said. “No one is feeling sorry for yourself. We will get through it.”
Patrik Elias opened up Canada Goose online the scoring early in the second period to give the Devils a 1 0 lead before Clarkson’s tally gave them a two goal advantage. The Panthers lone goal came off of a Brodeur turnover behind his own net which Peter canada goose outlet reviews Mueller tapped into the vacant net for the Panthers’ only goal.