Milan Michalek, 25, will be making his Olympic debut for the Czech Republic and he will do so alongside his older brother, Zbynek. They will be one of six brother combinations competing in Vancouver (Belarus’ Andrei and Sergei Kostitsyn; Finland’s Jarkko and Tuomo Ruutu, Mikko and Saku Koivu; Slovakia’s Marian and Marcel Hossa; Sweden’s Daniel and Henrik Sedin).
Michalek commented on being named to the Olympic roster with his brother: "It was our dream to play together in such a big tournament. We talked about it before in the summer, and now the dream has come true. . . We played a lot in the streets all the time in our hometown when we were younger, but nothing since we were older."
I watched many times this year the series between the Russians and Canada in 1972, and he was a dominating player there. After I watched the tapes, I respect him a lot more because he turned the series around. He was the guy. In that time, he was the best in the world. It’s a big honor for me to tie him.
— Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr on scoring the 717th goal of his career to tie Phil Esposito for fifth on the NHL's all-time goals list after a 4-3 win vs. the Lightning on Sunday