Kovalchuk hasn't helped Devils just yet 

February, 12, 2010

The Edmonton Oilers' 3-2 shootout win over the Los Angeles Kings last night left me below .500 for the first time in many Thursday's. Who knew L.A. head coach Terry Murray would turn to backup goalie Erik Ersberg? Anyway, with no further whining from me, here's Five for Friday.

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E.J. Hradek

Senior Writer, ESPN The Magazine
E.J. Hradek is a senior writer at ESPN The Magazine, joining the staff prior to its launch in 1998. He began covering hockey as a writer/editor for Hockey Illustrated in 1989.