Did Ilya Kovalchuk knock his next head coach out of the IIHF world championships?

Kovalchuk snapped a 1-1 tie by scoring at 12:19 of the third period today to give Russia a 2-1 victory over Canada and coach Ken Hitchcock in the quarterfinals of the world championships in Bratislava, Slovakia.

It was the Devils left winger's first goal in the tournament.

Canada took a 1-0 lead in the game on a Jason Spezza goal at 5:32 of the second period, but the Russians came from behind to oust one of the tournament's favorites.