Winnipeg Jets defenseman Mark Stuart was just trying to break up a pass. Unfortunately for him, he slid right into his goalie Ondrej Pavelec and blasted him into the corner. Watching Pavelec roll over his defenseman’s back and yard sale is pretty hilarious, but it gave Ottawa Senators forward Erik Gryba a free goal. Not much anyone could do when it’s basically a 3 on 0 without...
A few thoughts after Ottawa's 5-3 victory over Winnipeg on Saturday afternoon.
(1) Good to see the offense return against Ondrej Pavelec and Winnipeg. Lot of good stuff on that end of the ice in the first two frames, when Ottawa was still playing aggressively through the neutral zone.
Mike Hoffman (1G/1A) and Jason Spezza (0G/3A) both had really good nights, but it'...
The Winnipeg Jets dug deep into the how-to handbook on Saturday afternoon to give themselves some valuable breathing room in this feverish playoff chase.
Facing a feisty Nashville Predators club that has given them all sorts of trouble this season, the Jets survived a somewhat lethargic start, thanks to the razor-sharp netminding of Ondrej Pavelec, who finished the game with...
As far as Paul Maurice is concerned, the statistical analysis of Ondrej Pavelec should begin on Jan. 13, 2014.
That's when Pavelec played his first game under Winnipeg's new head coach, and since that date Winnipeg's starting netminder has posted solid numbers. He has a 2.35 goals against average and a .916 save percentage in 11 games, which are both much better than...
The Czech Republic made a surprising move by scratching its lone NHL goaltender, Ondrej Pavelec, before its first game of the Olympics. His absence was noticeable during his team's slow start in a loss to Sweden.
With Pavelec potentially starting, the Czechs will try to rebound with their first win in Sochi on Friday against Latvia.
Pavelec was expected to be the mainstay in...
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25 days ago
The Czechs will not begin the Olympic men’s hockey tournament with their best-known goaltender in the crease — or even in uniform.
In a surprise decision, Ondrej Pavelec will be a healthy scratch for his country when the Czech team opens the tournament against Team Sweden Wednesday.
Instead, Team Czech will dress 25-year-old Jakub Kovar and 27-year-old Alexander Salak.
Only the hockey elite know that Ondrej Pavelec is the goalie for the Winnipeg Jets. And not many more than the hockey elite know that Winnipeg re-gained their National Hockey League team. Pavelec started 67 of Winnipeg’s 84 regular season games after bouncing back and forth between the Atlanta Thrashers and their AHL affiliate the Chicago Wolves.
At 25, Pavelec is still considered...
Winnipeg Jets goaltender Ondrej Pavelec has been banned from driving for 20 months in his native Czech Republic for drunk driving.
The 24-year-old Pavelec also received a six-month suspended prison sentence for causing a traffic accident May 26 in his hometown of Kladno, west of the capital Prague.
Pavelec hit a car with his BMW. There were no injuries.
Judge Ivo Postulka announced...
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July 17, 2012
from Nova Sport (translated), One of the biggest Czech hockey star Ondrej Pavelec has problems with the law. Well-known goalkeeper in his luxury car crashed and blood was at almost two per mille of alcohol.
For his transgression came from the court an annual requirement and twenty months should not get behind the wheel.
Ondrej Pavelec is the star of the NHL, the world champion...
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Goaltender Ondrej Pavelec and the Winnipeg Jets have agreed to a $19.5 million, five-year deal.
The 24-year-old Czech had been headed to restricted free agency this summer. He made $1.3 million last season.
He appeared in 68 games last season, compiling a 29-28-9 record, 2.91 goals-against average and .906 save percentage.
Pavelec was originally drafted by the Atlanta Thrashers...
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June 25, 2012