NHL action: Pavelec solid in net but fails to prevent Atlanta loss


In hockey action on Thursday Atlanta Thrashers Czech goalie Ondřej Pavelec put in a solid game, blocking a total of 22 shots, including five by Alexandr Ovechkin, but was unable to stop his team’s 2:1 loss to Washington. Atlanta are fighting for a final playoff spot in the Eastern Division.

In another game, Czech defenceman Roman Polák, who plays for St Louis, was quick to drop the gloves against Nashville forward Colin Wilson - in the Blues' goal crease. Wilson, hit several times, had the last word though, scoring once in a 3:2 turnaround against the Blues - a game they had led 2:0.