|It's been a tough week for Liberec's Petr Nedvěd. Photo: Pavel|
"That was me, definitely my fault," the veteran of 14 NHL seasons told Václav Jachím of hokej.cz. "I tried to play the puck, but it jumped over my stick."
To add injury to injury, Nedvěd also had his cheek cut open by the errant stick of Doležal, freshly back from his one-game suspension, in the first period. Despite their situation, Nedvěd, who won a silver medal with Canada at the 1994 Olympics, still thinks his team has a reasonable shot to advance.
"We can't look ahead too far. If we had it in our heads that we need to win three times, it would be very difficult. We only need to think about the next game, preferably only the first period."
As for Benzina Litvínov, their two victories on home ice have given the series with Oceláři Třinec a whole new look. They won 5-3 on Wednesday and 4-2 on Thursday. The teams will return to Třinec for game 5 on Saturday before returning to Litvínov for a sixth game on Monday.
Saturday's game, which starts at 18:10, will be televised by ČT4, to be joined in progress at 19:30. However, the game will be available in its entirety online at www.ct24.cz/sport. Presumably, Monday's game will be as well if Slavia finishes off Liberec on Saturday. If not, the sixth game of that series will be shown. Additionally, most games can be viewed online at tv.hokej.cz.
From hokej.cz, here is the schedule for the remainder of the quarterfinal round (all times Central European - UTC+1):
Friday, March 11 - 5th game:
18:10 HC Vítkovice Steel - HC Mountfield České Budějovice (ČT4 Sport)
Saturday, March 12 - 5th games:
18:10 HC Oceláři Třinec - HC Benzina Litvínov (ČT4 Sport, JIP @ 19:30)
18:30 Bílí Tygři Liberec - HC Slavia Praha
Sunday, March 13 - 6th game:
18:10 HC Mountfield České Budějovice - HC Vítkovice Steel (ČT4 Sport)
Monday, March 14 - 6th games:
17:30 HC Benzina Litvínov - HC Oceláři Třinec
18:15 HC Slavia Praha - Bílí Tygři Liberec (if necessary)
Tuesday, March 15 - 7th game:
17:30 HC Vítkovice Steel - HC Mountfield České Budějovice (if necessary)
Wednesday, March 16 - 7th games:
17:00 HC Oceláři Třinec - HC Benzina Litvínov (if necessary)
18:30 Bílí Tygři Liberec - HC Slavia Praha (if necessary)