Sep 30th, 2012 | By | Category: Canadiens, Latest News

Tomas Plekanec and his linemates, Jaromir Jagr and Jiri Tlusty accounted for four goals in a 6-2 win over HC Mountfield at  Budějovice Sunday.

Plekanec padded his league leading points total with a goal and an assist; Jagr scored twice, one of them on a penalty shot and Tlusty added the other.  Tomas Kaberle also picked up an assist in the game.    It was the fifth straight win for Kladno who continue to draw sellout crowds on the road.  6,421 watched the game at the Budva arena.  It was the first time in nine years Kladno had won a game in regulation time at Budějovice.

Plekanec has a league-leading 7 goals and 7 assists in the six games he’s played in the Czech Extraliga.  Tlusty has six goals and Jagr four also after six games.  As a line they have accounted for 17 of Kladno’s 24 total goals to date.

It is easy to say Kladno took advantage of the lockout to load their team up with NHL Czech-born stars,  however Plekanec, Jagr and Tlusty plus defensemen Tomas Kaberle and Marek Zidlicky all came up through the Kladno Knights organization and have simply returned home for the duration of the labour dispute.

The other four members of the Canadiens now playing in Europe were idle Sunday.   Alexei Emelin has yet to play his first game with Ak-Bars Kazan.  His team will play in St. Petersburgh Monday.

Centre Andreas Engqvist has signed a one year contract with Atlant Mytishchi of the KHL in late June.  The Canadiens gave him a qualifying offer, meaning they retain his NHL rights.  Against Dynamo Minsk Atlanta lost 3-2 Sunday, Engqvist failed to register a point.  However in ten games he has a goal and seven assists and is plus-7.

The Swiss National League had no games scheduled Sunday and Monday.  On Tuesday,  Zug and Raphael Diaz will play at Biel; Max Pacioretty and Ambri-Piotta hosts Kloten and undefeated Geneva, with Yannick Weber will play Lugano at home.


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2 Comments to “PLEKANEC LINE DOMINATES AGAIN SUNDAY- Kladno beats Budějovice 6-2”

  1. philippe ouimet says:

    As a very frustrated Canadian fan I must say that I’m very happy for Plekanec….with such positive results as a player his battered self esteem must be dratically improving plus Tomas must be having a ball playing with the right fit. It just goes to show ….lineup the right ingredients and you got yourself a winner!!!! I’m keeping my fingers crossed that Therrien and Bergevin with the help of Timmins build a line around this excellent player when Bill & Gary put an end to this very unpopular lock out.

  2. reusch says:

    Hi Philippe
    I haven’t has been as down on Plekanec’ struggles last season as some of his critics.
    As I mentioned on the website in April…the longest he played with the same linemates was a ten game stretch with Cammalleri and Gionta. Almost simultaneously Cammalleri was traded and Gionta’s season was ended with that bicep injury. By the time the season was over, Plekanec had centered twenty-five different line combinations. He had eight different left and ten different right wingers. The final eight games of the season he was left with the underachieving Rene Bourque and unprepared rookie Louis Leblanc. Together they scored five goals, three of them by Plekanec.
    Plekanec, playing with Jagr, then went on to have an excellent World Championship. I expect, given some second line consistency, he’ll put up the numbers we became accustomed to.

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