Kovalchuk’s Impact Goes Beyond Scoring
That’s not to say he’s been a non-entity with the Devils. He has 8 points in 10 games and 3 goals in his last six contests. And when he’s not scoring, he’s clearly receiving the attention of defenses and freeing up opportunities for others.
If the Devils consistently can produce offense from a few different sources the way they did Wednesday and not lean so heavily on Kovalchuk, it could be the formula for a deep playoff run.
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