The Boston Bruins, with leading post-season scorer David Krejčí and future hall-of-famer Jaromír Jágr, will have a final chance on Monday to draw out this year’s Stanley Cup Final against the Chicago Blackhawks. The Bruins need to win at home to force a seventh and deciding game in the Windy City. The Bruins have had their backs against the wall in the playoffs already this year, shocking the Toronto Maple Leafs in the first round with one of the most remarkable comebacks in recent hockey history. If the Blackhawks win on Monday, two other Czech players, Michal Rozsíval and Michael Frolík ,will be able to hoist the famous trophy.
The Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Boston Bruins 3:1 on Saturday night to put them ahead 3:2 in the Stanley Cup Final. The club only needs to win one more game to clinch the series and win the championship. Both clubs feature the talents of Czech players – including Jaromír Jágr who is seeking his third Cup. No matter who wins, the famous trophy will travel to the Czech Republic later this year, according to a tradition in which players are allowed to have it for a day. The Bruins will be hoping to stave off elimination on Monday.
The Chicago Blackhawks and the Boston Bruins face off in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday evening. Chicago will have home-ice advantage in what has so far been a closely-fought series. The Blackhawks won the last game to even the best-of-seven match-up at two apiece. Both clubs feature the talents of Czech players: the Bruins’ David Krejčí leads in the post season on points, while future hall-of-famer Jaromír Jágr has proven effective on key plays. At the same time, he has suffered a scoring drought.
Jaromír Jágr got two assists in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Boston Bruins and the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday evening that was again decided in overtime. The Bruins, with Jágr and fellow Czech player David Krejčí, ultimately missed the opportunity to take a stranglehold of the series: Chicago’s Seabrook scored the winner at 9:51 in overtime, tying the best-of-seven series at two apiece heading back to Chicago. The final score was 6:5. Another Czech player, Michal Rozsíval, had two assists on the night for the Blackhawks.
On his facebook profile, hockey legend Jaromír Jágr has designated Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Boston Bruins and the Chicago Blackhawks as the “most important of the year”. The pivotal match will see the Bruins either gain a stranglehold in the series – moving them within a win of the cup – or the Blackhawks tie the series. The 41-year-old future hall-of-famer, known for his sense of humour, joked that if the Bruins ended up winning the Cup, they would sign up for the law faculty in Plzeň. Jágr has been curiously ‘snake-bitten’ in the post season and not scored. He has however contributed strongly and on Monday got an assist.
The veteran Czech ice hockey star Jaromír Jágr notched up one assist for the Boston Bruins in their 2:0 win over Chicago Blackhawks on Monday night, a result which puts the Bruins 2:1 ahead on games in the NHL playoffs final. Jágr, who has himself failed to score so far in the final, made an excellent pass to Patrice Bergeron for his side’s second goal. Jágr, who is 41, last won the Stanley Cup over two decades ago.
In Sports News this Monday: cyclist Roman Kreuziger finishes third in the Tour de Suisse; the Boston Bruins, with Jaromír Jágr, even their series against Chicago in the Stanley Cup final; the Czech women’s basketball team declasses Lithuania to qualify for the knock-out stages at the European Championships; and football legend Josef Masopust returns to site of a Czechoslovak win over Brazil 57 years ago.
The Stanley Cup finals begin later on Wednesday, pitting the Boston Bruins (with Czech players David Krejčí and future hall-of-famer Jaromír Jágr) against the Chicago Blackhawks. The first two games take place in the Windy City. The Chicago Blackhawks have Michael Frolík and Michal Rozsíval on their roster, so regardless of which team wins, the feted cup, as is custom, will travel to the Czech Republic later this year. Members of the winning team are each ‘unofficially’ allowed to borrow the trophy for a day.
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