Ilya Kovalchuk Embarrassing Shootout Gaffe Latest in Season of Setbacks for Devils

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Ilya Kovalchuk Embarrassing Shootout Gaffe Latest in Season of Setbacks for Devils Things have not gone well at all for the New Jersey Devils this season. You would think, though, that after spending $100 million on Ilya Kovalchuk, the Russian sniper might be some sort of consolation. Not so fast.

Instead, Kovalchuk represented the early-season lowpoint for a New Jersey team that fell to an NHL-worst 4-10-2 after losing in a shooutout to the Sabres on Wednesday night.

Kovalchuk had a chance to be the hero (or at least extend the shootout which would give him hero status by Devil standards thus far), but the All-Star endured an embarassing mistake and lost the game for the Devils.

Check out the video below, courtesy of Yahoo’s Puck Daddy blog.

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