Liberec – Kladno 1:3 (end)
Bílí Tygři Liberec
1:3 (0:2, 1:0, 0:1)
Rytíři Kladno
Sunday 21.10.2012, 17:00Tipsport extraliga (CZE)
    Even without Jagr in the lineup and Plekanec having a quiet game by his standards, Kladno was never in any real danger in this game. They did what they needed to do to win, but they had so many scoring chances in the third period until they finally scored that it could have haunted them if they'd been playing a more potent opponent. Ageless Petr Nedved was easily the best player for Liberec. (19:25:29)
    Methodical win for Kladno against Liberec. The third period was all Kladno. Apart from the latter part of the second period, Liberec never really recovered from the early point-shot goals by Zidlicky and Kaberle.
    Game over.
    Liberec will have to start thinking soon about pulling goalie for an extra attacker. Time running short.
    Kladno gets away with a bad turnover at the blueline.
    Best scoring chance of period for Liberec, but Nedved was denied in bid for his second goal of the game.
    Goal for Kladno!

    You could see this one coming with the way the third period has gone. Kladno's Eberle finally cashes in on an open chance in front.
    Nice display of puckhandling and east-west movement by Jan Hlavac on that rush. Save made but Liberec is in major trouble if this continues.
    Rare 3rd period foray for Liberec into Kladno zone. No scoring chance, however.
    Last play was reviewed at the stoppage. Bicek hit the post. No goal call stands. Never looked to me like a goal; even at full speed. But he had pretty much the whole upper part of the net open to him.
    Need to see a replay on that one but it looked like Bicek had plenty of net to shoot at on what turned into an outnumbered situation for Kladno in scoring range.
    Liberec hanging on by a thread. Very nearly a goal on that rush. Team running around and goalie left scrambling.
    Liberec starting to lose battles in their own end of the ice again. Kladno has had the better of the play the last two shifts; last one by the Patera line and one previous to that by the Plekanec line.
    Tomas Plekanec has had a quiet game today, but just created a scoring chance from the high slot. Save made.
    Lot of early stoppages of play here in 3rd period. This one was for a Liberec offside.
    Tomas Kabere skated through the defense and gets a good scoring chance.
    Patera buzzed in offensive but pass across got deflected to safety. Good early chance for Kladno in 3rd period.
    3rd period began.
    The goal by Petr Nedved game Liberec a much-needed jolt of energy. They played some of their best recent hockey in the latter part of the period, but they need to stay out of the penalty box. In that period, Kladno won a lot of the earlier battles but Nedved stabilized the game for his team. Still anyone's game!
    2nd period finished.
    Odd-man rush for Liberec late in the period but Kladno recovered in time, and the play fizzled.
    Jan Hlavac looked like he had room on the short side on a rush up the wing. Shot wide of the net.
    Home team at full strength.
    Melka hit heavily into the boards. He took a few moments to get up, but seems OK.
    PENALTY: LIBEREC. Kajinek off for tripping.
    PENALTIES: Coincidental minors. Teams will now skate 4-on-4 for two minutes. Nedved gets the gate for interference, Eberle for slashing.
    Play has settled down over the last few shifts. Neither team getting much offensive zone time.
    Goal for Liberec!

    Nedved got the front of the net and deflected the puck home. No chance for the save once Nedved got his stick on it. Had heavy screen set up even if he hadn't deflected it.

    Liberec is not getting enough offensive puck support. Kladno is winning the battles.
    Nice hit at the blueline by Zidlicky.
    Home team at full strength.
    PENALTY: LIBEREC. Filippi to the box.
    Looked like a scoring chance developing for Liberec but Kladno defense closed up the gap and blocked a shot.
    2nd period began.
    The second period strategy for Kladno should be clear. Pinc is struggling on long shots. So keep shooting them!
    Any time a team gets shaky goaltending, it can ruin the confidence of the entire club. The game play in the first period was actually somewhat even, but two bad goals against has put Liberec in a hole.
    1st PERIOD ENDED. Not the kind of start struggling Liberec wanted in front of a big home crowd.
    Nice stop by Chabera on a drive from the left circle by Melka. Freezes the puck with 1:32 left in the period
    Goal for Kladno!

    Soft goal allowed by Pinc. Patera won the draw initially. Liberec defender gained control and poked the puck out to the point. A long, unscreened shot by Kaberle beat the goaltender to make it 0-2 score. Because Liberec lost the puck, it's an unassisted goal.
    On the Kladno goal, Patera passed back to Zidlicky at center point. His slap shot went into the net cleanly.
    Goal for Kladno!
    Scorer is ŽIDLICKÝ. Assistant Patera.
    Kajinek to the box, Kladno to the power play.

    Liberec: : Pinc (Vošvrda) – Čakajík, Šmíd, Výtisk, Cebák, Čutta, Havíř, Kajínek, Štich – Bárta, Dušek, Špaček, Galamboš, R. Vlach, Kudrna, Filippi, T. Urban, Kica, Bulíř, Krejčík, Nedvěd.

    Kladno: Chábera (Cikánek) – Židlický, Macholda, Černošek, Kaberle, Drtina, Mocek, Piskáček, Kameš – Patera "C, Bicek, Melka, Lukáč, Kuchejda, Kuchler, Eberle, Hlaváč, Strnad, Plekanec, Valský, Tlustý. Rozhodčí: Turčan, Smitka – Kajínek, Podrazil.
    Starting lineups: NOTE: Jaromir Jagr is NOT in the lineup for Kladno.

    Bílí Tygři Liberec:

    2 ČAKAJÍK Martin
    5 ŠMÍD Ladislav
    6 VÝTISK Jan
    8 BÁRTA Michal
    12 DUŠEK Antonín
    19 ŠPAČEK Daniel
    24 GALAMBOŠ Peter
    25 VLACH Roman
    27 KUDRNA Jaroslav
    28 CEBÁK Juraj
    32 ČUTTA Jakub
    33 VOŠVRDA Tomáš GK
    41 FILIPPI Tomáš
    47 HAVÍŘ David
    55 URBAN Tomáš
    60 KICA Petr
    67 KAJÍNEK David
    77 ŠTICH David
    88 BULÍŘ Michal
    89 KREJČÍK Lukáš
    93 NEDVĚD Petr
    97 PINC Marek GK

    Rytíři Kladno:
    2 ŽIDLICKÝ Marek
    3 MACHOLDA Petr
    4 ČERNOŠEK Marek
    8 MELKA Antonín
    10 PATERA Pavel
    12 BICEK Jiří
    14 LUKÁČ Michal
    15 KABERLE Tomáš
    18 KUCHEJDA David
    19 KUCHLER Jiří
    22 DRTINA Jiří
    24 EBERLE Jan
    27 HLAVÁČ Jan
    28 STRNAD Jakub
    32 CHÁBERA Jan GK
    33 CIKÁNEK Lukáš GK
    41 PLEKANEC Tomáš
    44 MOCEK Petr
    71 VALSKÝ Jakub
    75 PISKÁČEK Jan
    91 TLUSTÝ Jiří
    97 KAMEŠ Vladimír

    Referees: .Tomas Turcan, Jakub Smitka
    Linesmen: Lukas Kajinek, Lukas Podrazil
    Tipsport Arena in Liberec is sold out (first time this season) for the chance to see Jaromir Jagr and Kladno versus their hometown team, led by Petr Nedved. It is still unknown if Jagr will be able to play today after leaving the last game early due to injury.
    Welcome. Game starts at 17:00.

    Bill Meltzer

    Goals and assists: 29. Nedvěd (Bulíř) - 4. Židlický (Patera), 12. T. Kaberle, 52. Eberle (Melka, Valský)

    Bílí Tygři Liberec:
    Rytíři Kladno: