Pilot error caused Russian Yak-42 crash

MOSCOW, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- The September crash of a Russian Yak-42 airliner that killed 45 people was caused by pilot error, aviation investigators said Wednesday.

NHL: Vancouver 5, Anaheim 4 (SO)

ANAHEIM, Calif., April 3 (UPI) -- Pavol Demitra scored the deciding goal in a shootout Friday, Michael Grabner had a hat trick and Vancouver reached the playoffs by downing Anaheim 5-4.

NHL: Vancouver 4, Columbus 3 (OT)

COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 2 (UPI) -- Christian Ehrhoff scored 1:33 into overtime Tuesday, lifting the Vancouver Canucks over Columbus 4-3.

Slovakia ousts defending champs in hockey

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Pavol Demitra scored the go-ahead goal late in the second period Wednesday and Slovakia upset defending champion Sweden in the Olympic quarterfinals 4-3.
Slovakia outlasts Russians in Olympics

Slovakia outlasts Russians in Olympics

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Pavol Demitra's goal in the eighth round of the shootout Thursday gave Slovakia a 2-1 win over Russia in Group B of the Olympic hockey tournament.

NHL: Vancouver 3, Boston 2 (SO)

BOSTON, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Pavol Demitra scored the tying goal late in the third period Saturday and added the decisive shootout goal in Vancouver's 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins.

NHL: Colorado 4, Vancouver 1

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 6 (UPI) -- T.J. Galiardi had two goals and Peter Budaj stopped 20 shots Sunday to lead the Colorado Avalanche past Vancouver 4-1.

NHL: Vancouver 2, Minnesota 1 (OT)

ST. PAUL, Minn., March 31 (UPI) -- Henrik Sedin scored with 1 minute left in overtime Tuesday to put Vancouver in first place in the Northwest Division with a 2-1 win over Minnesota.

NHL: Vancouver 4, Minnesota 2

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 4 (UPI) -- Alex Burrows scored twice on the day he got a contract extension and Vancouver churned out a 4-2 victory Tuesday over struggling Minnesota.

NHL: Vancouver 3, Toronto 2 (SO)

TORONTO, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Mats Sundin scored the game-winner in the third round of a shootout Saturday when the Vancouver Canucks downed the Toronto Maple Leafs, 3-2.

NHL: Vancouver 4, Calgary 3 (SO)

CALGARY, Alberta, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Kevin Bieksa sent the game into overtime and Pavol Demitra scored the game-winning shootout goal Tuesday in Vancouver's 4-3 win over Calgary.
NHL: Vancouver 6, St. Louis 4

NHL: Vancouver 6, St. Louis 4

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Mats Sundin scored twice and Jannik Hansen got the game-winner for the Vancouver Canucks Tuesday in a 6-4 victory over the St. Louis Blues.

NHL: New Jersey 5, Vancouver 3

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Brian Rolston and Zach Parise scored in the game's first 3:30 Tuesday and New Jersey held on to defeat Vancouver 5-3.

NHL: Vancouver 4, Edmonton 2

EDMONTON, Alberta, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Steve Bernier scored goals 12 seconds apart late in the second period Wednesday and Vancouver held on to defeat Edmonton 4-2.

NHL: Atlanta 4, Vancouver 3 (SO)

ATLANTA, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Atlanta's Erik Christensen scored the game-winner Friday in the Thrashers' 4-3 shootout win over Vancouver.
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Pavol Demitra
SLP99021814 - 18 FEBRUARY 1999 - ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI, USA: St. Louis Blues' Pavol Demitra (R) beats Flordia Panthers' Bill Lindsay to the puck in the Flordia zone, during the second period, February 18. The two teams played to a 0-0 tie. bg/Scott Rovak UPI

Pavol Demitra (November 29, 1974 – September 7, 2011) was a Slovak professional ice hockey player. Demitra played sixteen seasons in North America in the National Hockey League (NHL) before joining Lokomotiv in 2010. Demitra joined the NHL in 1993, with the Ottawa Senators, with whom he was originally drafted. He also played for the St. Louis Blues, Los Angeles Kings, Minnesota Wild and Vancouver Canucks. Before he joined the NHL, Demitra played in his native Slovakia, as well as the American Hockey League (AHL) and International Hockey League (IHL), minor professional leagues in North America. In Demitra's NHL career, he achieved the 300-goal mark and won the Lady Byng Trophy for sportsmanship in 2000.

Internationally, Demitra won a bronze medal for Czechoslovakia at the 1993 World Junior Championships. After the country split in 1993, Demitra began competing for Slovakia, with whom he won a second bronze medal at the 2003 World Championships, and he served as a captain of a national team both at the 2006 Winter Olympics and the home 2011 World Championships. At the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver he became the leader of the tournament in scoring. Demitra announced his retirement from international hockey in 2011, and he represented Slovakia for the last time on on May 9, 2011, during the 2011 World Championships. Demitra died in a plane crash on September 7, 2011, along with his teammates from Lokomotiv Yaroslavl.

As an 18 year old, Demitra played with HC Dukla Trencin of the Czechoslovak Extraliga in 1992–93, where he scored 11 goals and 28 points in 46 games. After the season, Demitra was drafted by the Ottawa Senators in the ninth round, 227th overall in the 1993 NHL Entry Draft. He would be considered one of the best draft steals in NHL history.

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