In Sports News this Monday: Czech speed skater Martina Sáblíková wins a third 5000 m world title in Vancouver, despite health problems and a collision with a competitor; Plzeň advance to the semi-finals in the ice hockey Extraliga playoffs after beating Pardubice in the longest game in the competition’s history; Slavia take another step towards retaining the Czech football league title; and Sparta offer to refund fans if they fail to score.
New Jersey Devils’ forward Patrik Eliáš scored a goal and earned one
assist against Montreal on Saturday to help his team clinch a 3-1 win. The
lone Canadiens’ goal came from Tomáš Plekanec – his 20th of the
season. The game was a special one for New Jersey goalie Martin Brodeur:
was his 551st win in the National Hockey League, tying the record of
retired goaltending legend Patrick Roy.
In other action, Czech forward Micahel Frolík scored the opening goal for Florida against Tampa Bay, later adding an assist. Despite being down 3-1 at one point Tampa Bay managed to turn the game around, coming back to win 4-3 on penalties.
In Sports News this Monday: the Czech Republic beat France to reach the quarter-finals of the Davis Cup in front of a home crowd in Ostrava; Roman Šebrle comes third in the heptathlon at the European Indoor Athletics Championships, with his bronze one of three Czech medals in Turin; Karlovy Vary are the first club into the Extraliga playoffs semi-finals; and 19-year-old footballer Tomáš Necid makes a dream start in Russia with a cup-winning goal.
In Sports News this Monday: the Czech Republic take just one medal at a controversial Nordic World Ski Championships in Liberec; the fans aren’t happy with only three goals scored in six Czech football league games at the weekend; the ice hockey Extraliga playoffs get underway; and the Czech tennis team are in Ostrava ahead of a Davis Cup first round tie with France.
Czech hockey forward Tomáš Plekanec is continuing to show good form,
notching up one goal and one assist in the Montreal Canadiens 3:0 win on
Tuesday over the Vancouver Canucks. The forward has now racked up six
– and four assists - in six games.
In other action, Milan Hejduk scored twice for the Colorado Avalanche, defeated 4:3 by Atlanta. The Nashville Predators’ Martin Erat, meanwhile, earned three assists to help his team come from behind to win 5:3 over Chicago.
Czech Tomáš Vokoun, of the Florida Panthers, was named the NHL’s second star of the week on Monday after notching up two shutouts. The goalie saved 118 shots in last week’s games against New Jersey, Chicago and Boston, lifting the Panthers to seventh place in the Eastern Conference chart. Tomáš Vokoun has recorded six shutouts this season.
Hockey goalie Tomáš Vokoun, of the Florida Panthers, stopped 41 shots by
league leaders Boston on Saturday to lead his team to a 2:0 win. The game
was his third shutout over the last ten days. In the game he also assisted
on his team’s first goal.
In other action, the Canadien’s Roman Hamrlík earned two assists in Montreal’s 5:2 win over Ottawa. Czech forward Tomáš Plekanec, also of the Canadiens, scored the game’s opening goal.
In Sports News this Monday: Šárka Záhrobská takes silver in the slalom at the Alpine World Ski Championships; Martina Sáblíková wins her third race in a row in the Speed Skating World Cup, cementing her overall lead; Radek Štěpánek climbs to 19th in the world rankings after his career fourth title in San Jose, where he also picks up a doubles trophy; and talks on bringing the NHL to Prague again this autumn fall through.
In Sports News this Monday: Martina Sáblíková takes her first gold medal at the World Allround Speedskating Championships in Norway; the Czech Republic’s women’s tennis team reach the last four of the Fed Cup for the first time in years, setting up a home tie with the United States for a place in the final; and the Czech ice hockey team suffer a debacle at the Swedish Games.
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