DALLAS–After surrendering a goal early for the second straight game the Florida Panthers reeled off five straight goals goals to take control of the game enroute to a 6-2 win over the Stars. Jaromir Jagr scored his 6th goal of the season to start the rally at 11:03 of the first period.
Take a look at Jagr’s 728th career goal here, courtesy of NHL video:
In the second period, Jagr got the second assist on Aaron Ekblad’s first goal of the season. More NHL video:
Nick Bjugsted had a goal and an assist for Florida, whose goal scorers also included Dave Bolland, Reilly Smith and Quinton Howland. Jonathon Huberdeau added two assists and nearly scored a goal or two with solid chances. Al Montoya stopped 33 of 35 shots, yielding two to last year’s scoring champ Jamie Benn of the Stars. Especially encouraging–the Panthers played well despite the absence of Aleksander Barkov, who sustained a wrist injury in Thursday’s game with Chicago and will be re-evalutated Monday.
Florida finished the three-game road trip 1-1-1 and has three home games next week
- Tuesday, Oct. 27, vs Colorado
- Friday, Oct. 30 vs. Boston
- Saturday, Oct 31 vs. Washington
Tickets for all games at BB&T Center can be secured through http://www.floridapanthers.com.
The updated Jagr-O-Meter
Other accounts of the game can be read courtesy of:
@georgerichards, @Hfialkov, @Cats0ntheprowl, and @sunshineskate
Interesting comments showed up on twitter during the game:
Assorted Jagr-related links:
Florida Panthers 2015-16 Media Guide
Florida Panthers Team website: http://www.floridapanthers.com
Some Jagr-related social media accounts:
@68Jagr This is the real site, the one and only official Jaromir Jagr twitter account. Postings are rare.
The two best Jagr facebook pages are: https://www.facebook.com/68Jagr/ This is the page Jagr posts on, if he is going to post at all.
Another good facebook page is one produced by someone in the Czech Republic. It has more than 100,000 likes. This is not the official page, but it is very good.
@FlaPanthers and @FLAPanthersPR The official twitter accounts for news about the team.
@dougielarge Doug Cifu, few owners in sports relate to the fans as much as this man who interacts with fans and media on twitter.
@goldieonice — Steve Goldstein, TV play-by-play of the Panthers. Brings all those exciting highlights to life.
@DenisPotvinFox — NHL Hall of Famer Denis Potvin works along side Goldstein in the booth.
@HeyRedDeer color man Randy Moller who left the radio booth to help Goldstein and Potvin on TV.
@GeorgeRichards Panthers beat writer for the Miami Herald.
@HFialkov Panthers beat writer for the Sun Sentinel
@AntwanStaley Includes Panthers coverage in his all sports all the time reports
twitter for Cats On the Prowl, offering detailed reviews of Panthers games and more.
@SunshineSkate twitter for The Sunshine Skate, another blog with special emphasis on advanced stats and charts that will make you dizzy.
@Zdenek_Janda US-based Czech reporter who covers the NHL and reports on other news for the people of the Czech Republic.
@Jsmidcro Jan Smid was a US-based Czech reporter who collaborated on “Jagr”, an autobiography in the late 90’s detailing Jagr’s early life and career in the NHL.
@HockeyCzech National organization for hockey in the Czech Republic.
@68isgr8 — The Traveling Jagrs, clad in different Jagr jerseys and hair styles from 68’s career, they gained league-wide recognition when they caught Jagr’s attention during a pre-game skate of a Dallas Stars game in Canada during the 2012-2013 season. Since then, they convene at games in Western Canada and make a road trip or two every year, playing street hockey with locals, posing for hundreds of pictures, and having a good time with local fans while honoring an all-time NHL legend. Follow them on twitter:
Ray Haluska aka Kladno Jagr, curator of the Jagr-O-Meter
https://twitter.com/CruisingRay or email ROKINRAY@AOL.COM