Florida Panthers defenseman Filip Kuba (pictured in Ottawa garb) and his Vitkovice Steel club fell by a 2-0 count to Sparta Praha in Thursday action from the Czech Extraliga. Kuba played on Vitkovice's third defensive pairing with Marek Malik and finished with a -1 rating. He also picked up a minor penalty in the final minute of the game.
Sparta Praha got on the board at the 11:34 mark of the first period on a power play goal from Peter Ton. Vladimir Sicak picked up the only helper on the tally. Dominik Pacovsky scored seven minutes later to extend the lead to 2-0 with assists going to Ton and Jaroslav Hlinka.
Note: Jack Skille did not suit up in Rosenborg IHK Elite's 6-3 win over Lorenskog IK on Thursday. It was the second straight game Skille missed.