In ice hockey, the Czech team lost 2:3 after extra time against Denmark in the World Junior Championships being hosted in Montreal, Canada. The Czechs twice went ahead in the game at the start. The second close loss in a row following defeat against Switzerland leaves the Czech team on five points and it is uncertain whether they will proceed in the tournament.
In ice hockey, the Czech team in the World Junior Championships being hosted in Montreal lost their second game against Switzerland 3:4 after extra time. The Czechs left it late to get back in the match, losing 1:3 in the middle of the third period. Two goals by Filip Chlapík allowed them to draw level and force extra time. The Czechs won the first group encounter against reigning champions, Finland.
In ice hockey, the Czech team won their opening game in the World Junior Championships in Montreal, Canada. They defeated the Finns, the current world champions 2:1. The winning goal came just over a minute before time with Michael Špaček finding the goal. The Czechs had taken the lead in the game through Daniel Krenželok before the Finns drew level. The Czechs have not won a medal in the world juniors since 2005 when they picked up the bronze medal. Last year they were in fifth place. The Czechs next match is against Switzerland.
The Florida Panthers are planning to honour Czech hockey star Jaromír Jágr on January 6 when the club faces Nashville. The evening, according to reports, will be dedicated to the 44-year-old forward who recently surpassed Mark Messier as second on the NHL's all-time points list, led by hockey legend Wayne Gretzky. Jágr said that being second was actually like being first, given that the Gretzky (forever known as "the Great One") was “from another planet”.
The Czech ice hockey star Jaromír Jágr now has second-highest points tally in the history of the NHL with 1,888. The forward, who is 44, broke a tie with Mark Messier for no. 2 on the list after notching up an assist in his Florida Panthers 3:1 loss to Boston on Thursday. The all-time NHL points record is 2,857 for Wayne Gretzky; Jágr said prior to Thursday’s game that being second was actually like being first, given that Gretzy was “from another planet”.
The Czech ice hockey star Jaromír Jágr now has the joint second-highest points tally in the NHL. The forward, who is 44 and first joined the league in 1990, recorded three assists in his Florida Panthers’ 4-3 win over Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday to tie with Mark Messier on 1,887 points. The all-time points record is 2,857 for Wayne Gretzky. Jágr also scored 371 points outside the NHL during spells abroad.
In ice hockey, the Czech team ended their run of defeats in the Channel One Cup competition with a 4:1 win against Sweden. The Czechs took the lead before the Swedes drew level in the first period and went ahead again in the 35th minute with the remaining goals late in the game. The Czechs had previously lost to Russia and Finland. Goal tender Pavel Francouz was given much of the credit for keeping out the Swedish attack. In spite of the win, the Czechs still end the tournament in bottom place.
In ice hockey, the Czech national team ran out 1:5 losers against Russia in the Channel One Cup match on Friday night. The Russians were already 3:0 up in the first period. Trainer Josef Jandač’s team are without any points following the previous loss on Thursday night against Finland. They face Sweden in the last encounter of the tournament on Sunday night.
In ice hockey, the Czech national team ran out 2:4 losers against Finland in the Channel One Cup match on Thursday night. Trainer Josef Jandač said afterwards that he was happy with the performance for about half of the match, criticising in particular lax puk possession and the Czechs lack of effectiveness in front of goal. The Czech team face Russia in the next match on Friday night.
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