In Sports News this Monday: Sparta slip off top of table after over three months after Congo’s Delarge gives Liberec 1:0 win; new leaders Plzeň and Sparta prepare for Europa League action; Sáblíková enjoying best ever start to season, says coach after her latest feats; and Synek named Czech rower of year for sixth time.
Montreal forward Tomáš Fleishmann picked up a loose puck and scored top-shelf against Greiss on a breakaway against the New York Islanders on Sunday. The goal was short-handed; Montreal are currently 1st in short-handed goals this season, with five. Fellow Czech Tomáš Plekanec picked up an assist later in the game. The Habs won 4:2. Montreal also beat the Islanders on Friday and have climbed back to second spot in the standings in the NHL.
An Arab group planned a terrorist attack on the Sazka Arena (presently known as the O2 Arena) stadium in Prague during the ice hockey world championships in April and May 2004, the daily Lidové noviny wrote on Thursday, citing intelligence sources. “A group of Arabs wanted to fire an anti-tank missile into the building and cause panic, due to which people would be trampled to death,” a source from the secret services who requested anonymity told the paper. A former intelligence officer who occupied a senior post at the time confirmed the information, the paper wrote. The spokesman for the BIS counter-intelligence service refused to comment on the information. However, the threat was mentioned in the BIS annual report for 2004.
Twenty-two-year-old Los Angeles Kings goaltending prospect Patrik Bartošák was released on 10,000 US dollar bail earlier this week and faces domestic assault charges for an alleged attack on his girlfriend. According to reports, a hearing in the case has been set for December 16. The Los Angeles Kings released a statement saying the club was in the process of gathering information and would comment when it was appropriate. Bartošák was a 5th round pick in the 2013 draft by the Kings and has played the last two seasons for the club’s farm team.
Boston Bruins’forward David Krejčí was named third star of the month of October in the National Hockey League, behind Dallas’ Jamie Benn and Montreal goalie Carey Price. The Czech centre racked up 15 points in 10 games to become the third-most productive player in the NHL. The 29-year-old has scored seven goals and gotten eight assists so far.
Czech goalie Ondřej Pavelec had a night to forget against the Montreal Canadiens at the Bell Centre on Sunday, allowing five goals in the Winnipeg Jets’ 5-1 loss. The Habs are first in the NHL on 22 points – having won 11 of 13 games so far. Winnipeg is eighth in the league and last won on Saturday: 3-2 against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Vladimír Kobranov, a member of the Czech hockey team which won the 1949 World Championship died on Sunday at the age of 88. The former defenceman, inducted in the Czech Hockey Hall of Fame, played for the national team from 1947 -1949 and scored 18 goals in 29 matches. In 1950, after the Communists seized power, Mr Kobranov was sent to prison following a political show trial and released five years later. He went on to play for Pardubice and Zlín and left Czechoslovakia in 1968 when he moved to Switzerland. Besides winning the Worlds, Mr Kobranov was a silver medallist from the 1948 Olympic Winter Games in St. Moritz.
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