Captials to retire Gartner's No. 11

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- The Washington Capitals said they will retire uniform No. 11 in honor of NHL hall of fame forward Mike Gartner.

NHL: Chicago 5, Columbus 4

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Martin Havlat had a goal and two assists Sunday afternoon, as the Chicago Blackhawks beat Columbus, 5-4.

NHL: Chicago 4, Calgary 3 (OT)

CHICAGO, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- Denis Arkhipov scored on the power play at 2:53 of overtime Sunday afternoon as the Chicago Blackhawks edged Calgary, 4-3, to snap a 10-game losing streak.

NHL: Phoenix 4, Chicago 2

CHICAGO, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Mikael Tellqvist stopped 32 shots Sunday as the Phoenix Coyotes won their sixth straight game, 4-2 over Chicago.

NHL: Chicago 4, St. Louis 1

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Nikolai Khabibulin stopped 38 shots and the Chicago Blackhawks scored four goals in the third period Tuesday to beat the St. Louis Blues, 4-1.

NHL: Chicago 2, Dallas 1

DALLAS, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- Martin Lapointe scored the game-winning goal in the second period as the Chicago Blackhawks continued their hot streak by beating Dallas 2-1.

NHL: Chicago 3, St. Louis 2

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The Chicago Blackhawks edged St. Louis, 3-2, Tuesday in Andy Murray's first game as head coach of the Blues.

NHL: Washington 6, Atlanta 4

WASHINGTON, April 17 (UPI) -- Matt Pettinger scored a pair of goals Monday to lead the Washington Capitals to a 6-4, comeback win over Atlanta and end the Thrashers' playoff bid.

NHL: Atlanta 5, Washington 3

ATLANTA, April 13 (UPI) -- Marian Hossa had two goals and two assists Thursday night as the Atlanta Thrashers beat Washington, 5-3.

NHL: Atlanta 5, Carolina 2

ATLANTA, April 9 (UPI) -- Three different players scored in the first period Saturday night to help the Atlanta Thrashers beat Carolina, 5-2.

NHL: Atlanta 6, New Jersey 5 (OT)

ATLANTA, March 23 (UPI) -- Peter Bondra scored 63 seconds into overtime Thursday night as Atlanta improved its playoff hopes with a 6-5 decision over New Jersey.

NHL: Atlanta 5, Buffalo 0

ATLANTA, March 20 (UPI) -- Kari Lehtonen made 20 saves Monday to post his second shutout of the season while leading the Atlanta Thrashers to a 5-0 victory over the Buffalo Sabres.

NHL: Boston 3, Atlanta 2

BOSTON, March 3 (UPI) -- Marco Sturm netted the game-winning goal Thursday night as the Boston Bruins edged Atlanta, 3-2.

Canadians, Americans suffer hockey losses

TURIN, Italy, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Switzerland and Slovakia created huge Olympic hockey upsets Saturday in a display of the sport's international parity.

NHL: Atlanta 6, Florida 4

ATLANTA, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Peter Bondra netted two goals and Marc Savard added a goal and two assists Saturday as the Atlanta Thrashers beat the Florida Panthers, 6-4.
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Peter Bondra
BUF980528O5 - 28 MAY 1998 -BUFFALO, NY, USA: Washington Capital winger Peter Bondra (12) celebrates his first goal as the puck eludes Sabre goaltender Dominik Hasek (39). Bondra also tallied the game winner in overtime as the Caps downed.the Sabres 4-3. UPI gw/cs/ Gary Wiepert

Peter Bondra (Born February 7, 1968) is a former Slovak professional ice hockey player, who is currently the general manager of the Slovak national team. Bondra became the 37th player in NHL history to score 500 NHL goals.

When Bondra was three years old, his father moved with the family back to Czechoslovakia from Lutsk, Ukraine, where he had moved in 1947 in order to seek better work. Since 1982, Bondra and his two older brothers Vladimír and Juraj, were raised only by their mother Nadežda as their father had died in that year. He was still a Soviet citizen when he arrived in the USA, later obtaining a Slovak passport and citizenship in 1993. Currently, Peter and his wife Luba, as well as their daughter Petra and two sons, David and Nick, reside in Riva, Maryland.

Peter was drafted by the Capitals in 1990, 156th overall, but before joining the team in 1990-91 season he played for hockey team TJ VSŽ Košice (now called HC Košice) for four seasons from 1986-90 in Czechoslovakia. In Washington, Bondra blossomed to become one of the more prolific goal-scorers of the 1990s, while trying to fulfill his dream of winning the Stanley Cup. His best chance to do so came in 1997–98, when the Capitals advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals before being swept by Detroit. In the 2004 season, Bondra's 14th with Washington, the Capitals endured a disappointing year and in a salary purge move traded veteran members of the team to contenders. Bondra was traded to the Ottawa Senators for Brooks Laich and a second round draft pick. At the press conference announcing this trade Bondra notably became choked up .

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