By Allan Muir
This probably wasn't how Ilya Kovalchuk pictured it all going down.
Although his SKA St. Petersburg club rolled to a convincing 5-1 win over Avangard Omsk on Friday night, the erstwhile Devil was held pointless in his less-than-triumphant return to the KHL.
Typical enigmatic Russian, am I right?
Kovalchuk put just one shot on net for SKA. He did, however, kick one into the net at the end of the game, "seemingly out of frustration," according to rsport.com.