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Kovalchuk nets OT winner as Devils edge Oilers


Ilya Kovalchuk brought the Devils’ fans out of their seats again.

Only this time, the New Jersey faithful were cheering instead of booing the Russian star.

Kovalchuk scored on a power play at 3:27 of overtime — New Jersey’s slumping $100 million man’s first goal in seven games — to give the Devils their first home victory of the year, 4-3 over Edmonton on Friday night.

“Yeah, that’s nice. Better than last game. So I appreciate that,” Kovalchuk said. “Especially after the last game, you just have to smile and go through it.”

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