Tomas Plekanec assisted on Jaromir Jagr’s third goal of the game for his only point as the Kladno Knights rang up a 5-1 win over Sparta Prague Sunday. Along with the hattrick Jagr also picked up an assist. Dallas GM Joe Nieuwendyk, who signed Jagr to a two-year contract in July, was part of the crowd of 5,703 at the Kladno Municipal Arena. Canadiens 2011 6th round draft choice Daniel Pribyl took a regular shift for Sparta but failed score.
…….The two members of the Canadiens playing in the KHL, Alexei Emelin and Andrei Markov had the night off. The Swiss National Hockey League doesn’t schedule games on Sunday.
…….In North America, the AHL’s Hamilton Bulldogs defeated the Abbotsford Heat 2-1 Sunday with Blake Geoffrion getting a goal and assist. Game story here.
…….In the Junior hockey ranks Sunday, Alexander Galchenyuk scored a goal and added two assists as despite being outshot 31-15 the Sarnia Sting beat the Brampton Battalion 4-1. Galchenyuk has 21 points in 15 games (8 goals, 13 assists)
…….Another 2012 Canadiens 4th round draft pick Brady Vail added two assists to his total but the Windsor Spitfires lost to the Owen Sound Attack 5-2. The game was played at Owen Sound. Vail now has 6 goals, 14 assists in 15 games.
…..And in WHL the Kamloops Blazers edged the Thunderbirds 4-3 in overtime. Two more assists for Canadiens third round draft pick (64th overall) Tim Bozon including one on the game winning goal 25 seconds into the overtime period. In 16 games this season Bozon has 29 points on 14 goals and 15 assists. Kamloops is now 15-0-1 to start the season.
……In the Swiss National League Tuesday, Geneva-Servette (Weber) will play at Lugano and Zug (Diaz) will play host to Biel.
…….In the KHL – Monday Chekhov will travel 1500 kilometres southeast to the Ural city of Chelyabinsk to play Traktor. Andrei Markov is not expected to play (bruised ribs). Former Canadien Andrei Kostitsyn is on the Traktor roster. Ak-Bars Kazan (Emelin) will host the Moscow based Mytishchi Atlant on Tuesday.