CHICAGO–Patrick Kane scored the game-winning goal early in the third for Chicago as the Florida Panthers rally came up a goal short in a 3-2 loss Thursday night in United Center. Troubling for the Panthers were a series of offensive and neutral zone penalties which gave the Blackhawks a lot of power play time. Vincent Trochek’s first period goal tied the game at 1-1 some 34 seconds after Chicgo scored to open the scoring. Florida awaits the outcome of tests to top-line center Aleksander Barkov to see if he’ll be missing some games or be ready when Florida, now 3-3-1 plays at Dallas (6-1-0) Saturday night, the last game of Florida’s three game road trip. Barkov left the game in the second period and afterward was seen sporting a wrap on his wrist. Tedious analysis of the game can be here thanks to our friends at Cats on the Prowl:
What was Jaromir’s Jagr’s role in this game? The second Panthers goal was the 206th career power play goal for Jagr, who broke a tie with Joe Sakic to claim 13th on the all-time power play goals list. It was 68’s team-leading fifth goal of the season and came with Florida enjoying a 5-on-3 advantage. Like Trochek’s goal earlier in the game, Jagr jammed home a loose puck in the crease. It was also career goal 727 for Jagr, who trails fourth-ranked Marcel Dionne (731) by only four goals. Jagr also earned his eighth point of the season with the goal, giving him 1810 for his career, and now trails Gordie Howe (1850) by 40 points for third all-time. That power play point also tied Jagr with Teemu Selanne for third all time with 588 career power play points. Niklas Lidstrom is second at 590, while Joe Sakic is first with 631.
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Highlights from the Chicago Florida game.
Penguins wingers (they’ve used 10 this season) = 7Chicagoned points Jagr this season = 8 points
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