• Hertl recorded 25 points (12-13--25) in 38 games for Slavia Praha during the 2011-12 season. He also had a +9 rating and 22 penalty minutes.
• Hertl spent the majority of the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons playing for Slavia Praha’s junior squad. He recorded 38 points (12-26--38) in 42 games during the 2009-10 season and 41 points (14-27--41) in 33 games during the 2010-11 season.
• He represented the Czech Republic at the 2012 World Junior Championship, where he tied for the lead with five points (3-2--5) in six games. Hertl also played for his country at the 2011 Under-18 World Championship, scoring one goal in six games.
• His hockey idol growing up was fellow Czech Jaromir Jagr.
• Hertl attended the 2010 NHL Premiere in Prague (Boston Bruins vs. Phoenix Coyotes) -- his first live NHL game.
NHL team: Pittsburgh Penguins NHL player: Evgeni Malkin Movie: Never Back Down TV show: Fear Factor Video game: NHL 11 Book: Twilight Pump-up song: “Gonna Fly Now” by Bill Conti Website: hokej.cz Home-cooked meal: Steak and American potatoes Place to visit: Canada
I've been getting frustrated lately, and the only thing keeping me sane was the team winning and other people stepping up and scoring. Then you just kind of let it go and realize you can end the series with one shot, that frustration goes away for a brief moment, and that's what happened.
— Montreal forward Max Pacioretty after scoring the series winner in Game 4 -- his first career playoff goal -- to eliminate the Lightning and send the Canadiens into the second round