Ilya Kovalchuk's fight against Brayden Schenn two weeks ago was important. At the time of the fight, the Devils were comfortably leading the Flyers. Though the Flyers got back in the game immediately after the fight, Kovalchuk was standing up for his teammate, Zach Parise, after he was slew-footed by Zach Rinaldo. Kovy originally wanted to tussle with Rinaldo, but Schenn pulled him away, and a fight began.
In the fight, as you may remember, Ilya Kovalchuk DESTROYED Schenn. It was, in my opinion, one of the best KO's I have ever seen in a Devils fight. Here is a video of the fight, which you know you want to watch even if you have seen it 100 times already (like me).
Since that game, Kovy has been on a tear. He had 3 points in that game, and has 13 points in his last 7.
I'm not going to keep on commenting because I want to see what you think. Have you thought of Kovalchuk any differently since that fight, or have you been cheering because of his point production? Please comment why.
Personally, I'm not sure so I will abstain from voting.