The IIHF World Championships are happening abroad-- in Finland and Sweden, in fact. There are two Devils apiece on Teams USA and Russia and one on Team Sweden.
Ilya Kovalchuk posted three shots on goal in 23:19 of ice time in Team Russia's stunning 2-1 loss to France on Wednesday.
Neither Kovalchuk, nor Andrei Loktionov gained points in Russia's first tournament loss. Loktionov finished 6-for-11 on faceoffs.
In Sweden's 3-0 loss to Canada, Devils defenseman Henrik Tallinder had two shots in 20:30.