In Sports News this Monday: the Czech Republic take just one medal at a controversial Nordic World Ski Championships in Liberec; the fans aren’t happy with only three goals scored in six Czech football league games at the weekend; the ice hockey Extraliga playoffs get underway; and the Czech tennis team are in Ostrava ahead of a Davis Cup first round tie with France.
Czech hockey forward Tomáš Plekanec is continuing to show good form,
notching up one goal and one assist in the Montreal Canadiens 3:0 win on
Tuesday over the Vancouver Canucks. The forward has now racked up six
– and four assists - in six games.
In other action, Milan Hejduk scored twice for the Colorado Avalanche, defeated 4:3 by Atlanta. The Nashville Predators’ Martin Erat, meanwhile, earned three assists to help his team come from behind to win 5:3 over Chicago.
Czech Tomáš Vokoun, of the Florida Panthers, was named the NHL’s second star of the week on Monday after notching up two shutouts. The goalie saved 118 shots in last week’s games against New Jersey, Chicago and Boston, lifting the Panthers to seventh place in the Eastern Conference chart. Tomáš Vokoun has recorded six shutouts this season.
Hockey goalie Tomáš Vokoun, of the Florida Panthers, stopped 41 shots by
league leaders Boston on Saturday to lead his team to a 2:0 win. The game
was his third shutout over the last ten days. In the game he also assisted
on his team’s first goal.
In other action, the Canadien’s Roman Hamrlík earned two assists in Montreal’s 5:2 win over Ottawa. Czech forward Tomáš Plekanec, also of the Canadiens, scored the game’s opening goal.
In Sports News this Monday: Šárka Záhrobská takes silver in the slalom at the Alpine World Ski Championships; Martina Sáblíková wins her third race in a row in the Speed Skating World Cup, cementing her overall lead; Radek Štěpánek climbs to 19th in the world rankings after his career fourth title in San Jose, where he also picks up a doubles trophy; and talks on bringing the NHL to Prague again this autumn fall through.
In Sports News this Monday: Martina Sáblíková takes her first gold medal at the World Allround Speedskating Championships in Norway; the Czech Republic’s women’s tennis team reach the last four of the Fed Cup for the first time in years, setting up a home tie with the United States for a place in the final; and the Czech ice hockey team suffer a debacle at the Swedish Games.
The Czech national ice-hockey team lost 3:6 to Russia in Stockholm on Sunday, ending the LG Hockey Games in last place. The Czechs had already lost to home team Sweden 4:6 on Saturday, after which the team’s assistant coach Josef Jandač remained upbeat. The Czech Republic now goes home with the wooden spoon from the four-nation tournament, which was won on Sunday night by Sweden.
The Czech ice hockey player Robert Lang will be out of action indefinitely after undergoing surgery to repair a severed Achilles tendon. Lang suffered the injury when he absorbed a hard check along the boards in a game between Montreal Canadiens and Boston Bruins. Lang, who is 38, has played in the NHL for 15 years and is Canadiens’ top scorer this season.
In Sports News this Monday: Czech speed skater Martina Sáblíková cements her lead in the World Cup standings and takes gold as part of the Czech team in the World Cup Team Pursuit; Zdeněk Štybar has mixed feelings about coming second in the Cyclocross World Championships two years in a row; and Jaromír Jágr disappoints Czech ice hockey fans by pulling out of the squad for the Swedish Games due to illness; Czech football league leaders Slavia Prague lose another key player; and Radoslav Kováč joins West Ham on loan.
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