SUNRISE, Florida–The Anaheim Ducks were so good they should put Mighty back into their name, as they outshot the Florida Panthers 41-24 in their 3-1 Thursday night at BB&T Center.
Cam Fowler’s power play goal broke a scoreless tie at 16:39 of the second, while Andrew Cogliano scored shorthanded 14:41 of the third.
Less than 90 seconds later the Panthers broke through as Alexsander Barkov scored on the rush with a long shot from the point. Reilly Smith and Jaromir Jagr got assists on the play which started with a turnover and counterattack in the neutral zone. Florida continued to apply pressure but allowed an empty net goal by Jakob Silfverburg with 1:08 remaining to all but seal the Ducks as victors. It was a tough loss to pin on Florida goalie Roberto Luongo who kept a lot of would-be goals out of the net. The Ducks seemed big, fast and well-positioned Thursday and took both games they’ll play against the Panthers this year.
#ChasingGORDIE: With Jagr’s assist on the Barkov goal he now has 15 points in the 17 games he has played, tops on the team. The assist was career point #1817.
Game highlights here from nhl.com:
As always, you can pick out specific plays from the listing on the right of nhl.com if you don’t have time to watch the entire highlights package.
A couple interesting photos from Thursday.
It was a busy night in the Atlantic Division and the Panthers lost ground to victorious Ottawa, Tampa Bay and Boston, while Buffalo picked up a point in a shootout loss to St. Louis, and Montreal lost to Arizona.
Florida hosts the New York Rangers Saturday night at BB&T Center. New York lost to Tampa Bay who scored the winning goal in the final minutes. Both teams will be rested and looking to get back to winning.
Tickets for this and all Panthers home games available at http://www.floridapanthers.com.
From the vault: As noted by @NHLHistoryGirl on twitter, Jagr’s 600th career goal came on Nov 19, 2006 when he was playing for the New York Rangers. She provides the fact, we share the videl:
The auction for the camo warmup jerseys worn before Nov. 10’s game wind up Saturday, Nov. 21, or maybe even later. You never know with NHL auctions. . As of press times, Jagr’s was going for $719.oo. Info on the auction can be seen here:
That’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.
@NHLHistoryGirl This hockey loving woman shares interesting informational tidbits about hockey and the NHL in general. How does she do it?
@MyRegularFace She’s another gem. Watches lots of games and gets up GIFs faster than nhl.com or anyone else out there.
@HockeyCzech National organization for hockey in the Czech Republic.
@68isgr8 is the twitter for 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 fans while honoring an all-time NHL legend.
Ray Haluska aka Kladno Jagr, curator of the Jagr-O-Meter
https://twitter.com/CruisingRay or email ROKINRAY@AOL.COM