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Devils' Kovalchuk scores 400th NHL goal

Tuesday, 03.20.2012 / 9:20 PM / News

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Devils' Kovalchuk scores 400th NHL goal
Ilya Kovalchuk of the New Jersey Devils became the 87th player in NHL history to score 400 goals when he connected late in the second period of Tuesday night's game against the Ottawa Senators.

Ilya Kovalchuk of the New Jersey Devils became the 87th player in NHL history to score 400 goals when he connected late in the second period of Tuesday night's game against the Ottawa Senators.

With the Devils on the power play, Kovalchuk wired a shot from the left point that went through a screen and past Ottawa goaltender Ben Bishop for his 31st goal of the season -- and the 400th of his career in his 771st NHL game. He also has 376 assists for 776 points.

Kovalchuk scored 328 goals with the Atlanta Thrashers before being traded to the Devils late in the 2009-10 season.

Kovalchuk, now in his 10th NHL season, scored 29 goals as a rookie with Atlanta in 2001-02 and has had 30 or more in all nine seasons since then.

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