Kovalev nabs goal in Habs' win after benching

BY foxsports • February 22, 2009

Alex Kovalev wasn't sure how the Bell Centre crowd would react when he returned from a two-game banishment for his sometimes disappointing play.

But the 21,273 fans gave him a rousing ovation in the warmups, and he responded with a goal and two assists in Montreal's 5-3 victory over Ottawa on Saturday.

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