NHL: Anaheim 3, Phoenix 2 (SO)

ANAHEIM, Calif., Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Jakob Silfverberg's goal in the sixth shootout round Friday brought the Anaheim Ducks their sixth straight victory, a 3-2 decision over Phoenix.

NHL: Phoenix 3, Chicago 2 (SO)

CHICAGO, April 21 (UPI) -- David Schlemko beat Corey Crawford in the third round of a shootout Saturday and Phoenix kept its playoff hopes alive with a 3-2 win over Chicago.

NHL: Phoenix 4, Nashville 3 (OT)

GLENDALE, Ariz., April 28 (UPI) -- Ray Whitney scored with 5:56 to go in the first overtime Friday to give Phoenix a 4-3 win over Nashville in the opener of their conference semifinal series.

NHL: Phoenix 3, Chicago 2 (OT)

CHICAGO, April 18 (UPI) -- Mikkel Boedker's goal in overtime Tuesday gave the Phoenix Coyotes a 3-2 victory over Chicago in Game 3 of their Western Conference quarterfinals series.

NHL:Phoenix 5, Vancouver 4

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 15 (UPI) -- Gilbert Brule put Phoenix in front for good late in the second period Wednesday and the Coyotes held on to defeat Vancouver 5-4.

NHL: Phoenix 6, Colorado 1

GLENDALE, Ariz., Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Shane Doan and Boyd Gordon each netted a pair of goals Monday, powering the Phoenix Coyotes' 6-1 rout of Colorado.

NHL: Phoenix 4, Carolina 3

RALEIGH, N.C., Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Lauri Korpikoski put Phoenix in front midway through the third period Wednesday, completing a rally that gave the Coyotes a 4-3 win over Carolina.
Blackhawks' Sharp to sit out with injury

Blackhawks' Sharp to sit out with injury

CHICAGO, March 22 (UPI) -- Forward Patrick Sharp, the Chicago Blackhawks' leading goal scorer, is out indefinitely with a sore knee, Coach Joel Quenneville said Tuesday.

NHL: Columbus 3, Calgary 1

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Jakub Voracek and Jared Boll gave the Columbus Blue Jackets a 2-0 lead Tuesday and Mathieu Garon made it hold up for a 3-1 decision over Calgary.

NHL: Columbus 2, Minnesota 1

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Rostislav Klesla scored the winning goal Saturday to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 2-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild.

NHL: Nashville 2, Columbus 1 (SO)

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Nikolai Zherdev scored the lone goal of the shootout Saturday to give the Columbus Blue Jackets a 2-1 win over Nashville.

NHL: Columbus 4, Carolina 1

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Nikolai Zherdev had a career game Saturday with two goals and two assists in the Columbus Blue Jackets' 4-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes.

NHL: Anaheim 4, Columbus 3 (OT)

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- Chris Pronger scored with 1:46 remaining in overtime Monday, delivering the Anaheim Ducks a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets.

NHL: Columbus 7, Chicago 4

CHICAGO, Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Rick Nash had two goals and an assist and Jiri Novotny two goals Tuesday as the Columbus Blue Jackets beat the Chicago Blackhawks, 7-4.

NHL: Colorado 5, Columbus 1

DENVER, Conn., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Joe Sakic recorded his 15th career hat trick Saturday night to help the Colorado Avalanche beat the Columbus Blue Jackets, 5-1.
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Rostislav Klesla
Columbus Blue Jackets Rostislav Klesla of the Czech Republic brings the puck up ice against the St. Louis Blues in the first period at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis on February 20, 2007. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

Rostislav "Rusty" Klesla (born March 21, 1982) is a Czech professional ice hockey defenceman for the Phoenix Coyotes of the National Hockey League (NHL). During the off season, Klesla spends his time in the Czech Republic. Klesla was selected fourth overall by Columbus in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, making him the first ever pick in an entry draft by the Blue Jackets. He also played with the Brampton Battalion of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). He currently wears number 97 after beginning his career with the number 44.

Klesla spent the 1997-98 season with HC Opava Jr. of the Czech Republic Junior League, where in 38 games, Klesla scored 11 goals and 29 points. In eight playoff games, Klesla had two goals and four points.

Klesla began playing junior hockey in North America in 1998-99, when he played for the Sioux City Musketeers of the USHL. In 54 games, Klesla had four goals and 16 points, while getting 100 penalty minutes. In five playoff games, Klesla scored two goals.

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