Sunday NHL: 2 PM–Florida at Detroit, Jagr expected to play

DETROIT–A rare Sunday afternoon game pits the Florida Panthers at the Detroit Red Wings at 2 pm in Joe Louis Arena This is the final game of November for the Panthers who have battled to a 4-5-2 record this month, after a 5-4-2 record in October. The return of brilliant Aleksander Barkov who missed six of 10 games missed with  his broken hand has provided a lift for the team. The line shuffling unveiled in Friday’s 3-2 shootout win over the Islander’s show promise that December could be a breakout month for Florida.

Jaromir Jagr, who left Friday win  early is expected to play, according to multiple sources,  including George Richards of the the Miami Herald.  His summary of Saturday’s events in Pantherland include a quote from Jagr and other news about the Panthers.

While retired Red Wing Gordie Howe holds onto the third all-time leading NHL scoring mark with 1850, Jagr has a few milestones he can whittle away at in the mean time as he garners the 31 points necessary to pass Howe. Jagr enters Sunday’s game with 730 goals, one behind #4 all time Marcel Dionne, also a former Red Wing who scored 129 of his 731 goals in the first four years of his NHL career in Detroit. Dionne achieved his greatest glory with Los Angeles, then  then played his final two-and-a-half seasons with the New York Rangers. Jagr also needs one power play point to break a tie for second with former Red Wings defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom, who also has 590 PP points. A great road game by #68 could knock off two milestones in one day.

While Florida practice and prepared for today, it was a busy night for the Atlantic Division. All competitors who played Saturday lost except Buffalo, who beat Nashville, and idle Detroit.

Atlantic Division Standings



The latest Jagr-O-Meter:


That Jagr graphic above is by Nigel Buchanan and is from the Dec. 7 edition of the Canadian sports magazine Sportsnet, (previews available on-line). Some readers report getting it on their tablet but we’re still hopeful of getting it on our PC, though we’d gladly distribute a box if the publishers feel like shipping  to the USA.  The excerpts I’ve read provide another interesting glance at Jagr.

. – yep! Readers outside Canada can download the Jagr issue here:

Jagr (or perhaps his twitter manager) expressed their approval over the article which interviews several peers in the hockey world.

Kristina Rutherford Retweeted Jaromir Jagr

Thank you.

Kristina Rutherford added,

The official Jagr twitter account, @68Jagr, is usually dormant but posts are either heartfelt or hilarious.
Jagr and Rutherford discussed many topics, including his hair.

Jagr says he keeps changing his mind about whether he’ll bring the mullet back. “We’ll see what happens.” Don’t let him near a barbershop.

Her twitter is @KrRutherford, and we’re adding her to our follow list.
The illustrator of the graphic for her article was Nigel Buchanan, who has many other portraits in that genre at
Enjoy Sunday’s game, the first of five on the road for the Florida Panthers which  also includes: Tues, Dec. 1 at St. Louis; Thursday, Dec. 3 at Nashville; Friday, Dec. 4 at Columbus and Sunday, Dec. 6 at New Jersey. has plans to see the game at Columbus in person.

Assorted Jagr-related links:

Florida Panthers 2015-16 Media Guide

Florida Panthers Team website:

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:   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

@Cats0ntheprowl 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 or anyone else out there.

@KrRutherford Kristina Rutherford wrote a great article for Canada’s sportsnet magazine.

Nigel Buchanan, whose superhero treatment of Jagr in his art for sportsnet magazine is one of the many efforts he has on display at

Quant Hockey: Career stats updated game by game by a hockey lover in Europe. Site enables you to find career leaders in any offensive category by clicking on the category you are researching.

@rytiriKladno The Kladno Hockey Club: Before coming to the NHL Jagr played for this team in the Czech league as a teenager. Now he owns the team. It’s in Czech  but some devices can translate to English.  Follow them at:

@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 or email ROKINRAY@AOL.COM

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