In hockey on Saturday, Czech forward Tomáš Fleishmann scored the winning goal in overtime for the NHL’s Washington Capitals, who defeated Atlanta by a score of 4:3. Another Czech – Washington goalie Michal Neuwirth – was also instrumental in the win, turning away 29 shots. The Capitals had lost their last two games.
In hockey, Czech defenceman Roman Polák scored for the St.Louis Blues in
their NHL game on Friday against Chicago. The game was tied at two apiece
in the 3rd period when he rifled a shot past goalie Marty
Turco who was reportedly screened. The Blues won by a
final score of 4:2.
In another game on Friday, Czech defenceman, Jan Hejda, scored his first goal of the season for Colorado although his team was overrun 6:2 by the Calgary Flames.
Two times ice hockey world champion Eduard Novák has died at the age of 63. Novák won his first world championship in 1976 and was a member of the winning Czechoslovak team again a year later. In the domestic league he was five times a winner of the championship with Kladno and scored 306 goals in 16 seasons at the top level. He afterwards became a trainer at Kladno and with other clubs. In April of this year Novák was made a member of the Czech ice hockey hall of fame.
In Sports News: Viktoria Plzeň are an unprecedented 12 points clear in the Czech league with only 12 games played; stuttering Sparta Prague need to get to grips with their problems, says defender Brabec after a home defeat to Teplice; Baroš scores two before exiting the pitch in pain on his return for Galatasaray; and Czech goaltenders Vokoun and Neuwirth enjoy positive starts to the NHL season.
The Czech ice hockey player Ondřej Pavelec has been released from hospital, days after collapsing during a game between his club Atlanta and Washington. In a statement on their website, Atlanta said preliminary results had suggested the 23-year-old goaltender had had a neurocardiogenic syncope episode, which is a kind of fainting spell. Pavelec suffered concussion when his head hit the ice during the season opening game. His club said he would undergo more tests this week for precautionary reasons.
In Sports News this Monday: Josef Váňa wins the Grand Pardubice steeplechase for the seventh time at the age of 57, though his latest triumph is not without controversy; the Czech Republic’s footballers put their campaign to reach Euro 2012 back on track with a win over Scotland in Prague; and Phoenix and Boston thrill fans as the NHL comes to the Czech capital for the second time.
Czech right-winger Radim Vrbata scored twice to hand the Phoenix Coyotes a 5-2 victory over the Boston Bruins as the National Hockey League continued its European season-opening tour in Prague on Saturday. The 29-year-old Vrbata sent the 15,000 crowd frantic eight minutes into the game with the opening goal, adding an assist and then finding the empty net two minutes from the end. The teams will meet in Prague again on Sunday, then move back to America for the rest of the season which started simultaneously in America and Europe on Thursday.
Atlanta Thrashers goaltender Ondřej Pavelec is doing well, but is concussed after collapsing and losing consciousness in Friday's game against the Washington Capitals. The Thrashers said in a statement that the 23-year-old was fully alert and doing well, but he would remain in the hospital to undergo further testing. Pavelec said in an interview for the online daily Novinky.cz that a brain scan and cardio tests had not revealed anything amiss and doctors wanted to subject him to stress tests as well.
Atlanta Thrashers Czech goaltender Ondřej Pavelec is said to be in stable condition in hospital after collapsing on the ice during the opening minutes of a National Hockey League game on Friday. The 23-year-old from Kladno fell backwards and lost consciousness during the opening minutes of the game between Atlanta Thrashers and Washington Capitals. Medics worked over him for ten minutes before he was wheeled off the ice. The team said in a release shortly after that initial tests had come up negative as to a possible cause of the collapse and that Pavelec would be kept in hospital for observation. After a delay of twenty minutes, Atlanta went on to win the game 4-2.
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