David Krejci ranks 29th, the only other player in the NHL's top 30. Other notable names are team captain Tomas Plekanec, Ales Hemsky, Jakub Voracek, Michael Frolik and Martin Hanzal. While experienced to be certain, the Czechs appear to lack firepower up front, with no player having reached 20 goals in the NHL this season and Jagr comes into the games with 17 as of February 5, barely enough to eke into the top 50 overall in a tie for 48th. Aside from the 17 NHL players, there are five from the KHL and two from the Czech Extraliga.
The semi-finals saw them matched up against Canada, a hard fought game that ended with a memorable shootout, as Hasek stonewalled all five Canadian shooters to advance to the gold medal game and a rematch against Russia.
Defenseman Petr Svoboda scored the only goal of the contest at 8:08 of the third period as Hasek shut out the Russians to conclude the tournament with an amazing 6 goals allowed in 6 games against the top professionals from Finland, the United States, Canada and Russia - twice - to finish with a goals against average of 0.97.