SUNRISE–An overtime goal by Evgeny Kuznetsov gave Washington a 2-1 victory over Florida Saturday night as the Panthers ended a three game homestand 1-1-1. Jussi Jokinen scored the Florida goal while the Capitals tied the game on a gola by Jay Beagle that survived a long review brought up by a coaches challenge. While he didn’t score Capitals sniper Alexander Ovechkin collected assists on both goals.
Jaromir Jagr (groin) and Aleksander Barkov (hand) did not play and their absence has shown in the last two games where the Panthers have only scored one goal in each contest. The Panthers hope Jagr can return to action as they travel for the West Coast swing:
Wednesday, Nov. 4 at Anaheim (1-7-2)
Thursday, Nov. 5 at San Jose (5-5-0)
Saturday, Nov. 7 at Los Angeles (7-3-0)
The Panthers trail Montreal 10-2-0, 20 points and Boston (6-3-1, 13 points) in the Atlantic Division. Florida’s (5-4-2, 12) is matched by Ottawa. Tampa Bay (5-5-2, 12 points) has played one additonal game, while is close (5-5-1, 11 points).
Have to send a shoutout to the three guys from the Czech Republic who hoped to see their national hero in action for three games. They were ready for a crowd shot if Jagr had played and scored:
For them and anyone else that misses Jagr scoring goals, a nice video I found on youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Hka0n1y4iYThat’s all for now.
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.
@TravelingJagrs 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