Veteran forward Ilya Kovalchuk felt good in his Montreal Canadiens debut in spite of not getting the win.

Kovalchuk had an assist and four shots in a 3-2 loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Monday night, Montreal's 6th straight defeat.

The 36-year-old likewise had 6 strikes a plus-2 ranking in 19:25 of ice time.

"I was a little nervous and it took me a couple of shifts to enter the rhythm due to the fact that I didn't play for two months," said Kovalchuk, who consented to an one-year, two-way contract recently. "When individuals trust me, then you wish to give everything. Coach put me in and I attempted my best.

"It's just the start. I need to work hard to improve. We lost the video game, so nobody can be pleased. It can be better."

Kovalchuk had 3 objectives and 6 helps in 17 games with Los Angeles before the Kings put him on waivers last month. His previous video game was on Nov. 9 against his brand-new team at Bell Centre.

VIEW "I was a little nervous and it took me a couple of shifts to get into the rhythm since I didn't play for two months," said Kovalchuk, who agreed to an one-year, two-way contract last week. Kovalchuk had three objectives and 6 assists in 17 video games with Los Angeles prior to the Kings put him on waivers last month. Down 2-1 early in the 3rd, Kovalchuk almost scored from the puck however the slot bounced over his stick. Still 2-1 Winnipeg with 9:44 staying in the game, Andrew Copp scored the insurance coverage goal."Both teams played an actually good video game, quite interesting right to the end.