DALLAS–The three-game road trip for Florida (3-3-1) ends after tonight’s game against the Dallas Stars (6-1) with a few lineup changes of note. The Panthers top line will see Nick Bjugsted in the center between left wing Jonathon Huberdeau and right wing Jaromir Jagr in place of the injured Aleksander Barkov. The young center left Thursday’s 3-2 loss with Chicago in the second period. The wrapped right wrist suggests he may have blocked a shot. Barkov’s availability for games next week may come into focus after further testing Monday. Another notable lineup change: Al Montoya in net in place of Roberto Luongo. With the major changes up front a change of goalies sometimes results in teams upping their collective defensive effort.
The Florida Panthers host three games at BB&T Center next week:
- Tuesday, Oct. 27, vs. Colorado Avalanche
- Friday, Oct. 30 vs. Boston Bruins
- Saturday , Oct. 31 vs. Washington Capitals
Tickets for these and other games available at http://www.floridapanthers.com.
Hope to have Jagr-O-Meter updates after the game. Until then enjoy these Jagr-related postings from the web.
Scroll through the items and see how @thescore sums up Jagr in the 2015-2016 NHL quite nicely.
On the Fly: Torts!, Jagr forever, the undefeated Habs, and more. http://thesco.re/1jTAeLH
@thescore also shares video from fox sports south as to why Jagr’s wears #68
We normally ignore mentioning Jagr’s age–we’ll leave that to the agents of 30-somethings trying to stay in the league–choosing to be amazed at the intelligence and skill he still displays. That said, his graphic says a lot. Saw it first on CBSsports.