In ice hockey, the Czech Republic lost 2: 5 against Finland in the latest
game of the Euro Hockey Tour being played in Sweden.
The loss leaves the Czechs without any points so far in the final competition ahead of the World Championships taking place in Denmark. The Czech team take on Russia on Sunday in a bid to secure third place.
The Finns took a two goal lead in the first quarter. Adam Musil narrowed the lead with his first goal for his country but the Finns followed up in the last period with three more goals to put the game beyond the Czechs.
The Czech ice hockey player Radim Vrbata has called time on his career in
the NHL. The right wing, who is 36, made his final appearance in the league
for Florida Panthers on Saturday. He said he was returning to the Czech
Republic in part so his children could go to Czech schools.
In his 16 years in the NHL Vrbata played over 1,000 regular season games, scored 284 goals and made 339 assists.
Czech players for the Philadelphia Flyers made a mark on Sunday in their
match-up against the Washington Capitals. Jakub Voráček picked up a goal
and an assist while Radko Gudas got two assists to help lift the Flyers
over the Caps by a score of 6-3.
Goalie Petr Mrázek, in the news recently for his new Broad Street Bullies mask, turned away 25 of 28 shots.
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