GAME 30: Boston 3-FLA 1, Jagr 0 pts Season Breakdown by 10 game segments

BOSTON–Stifled for two periods by a Bruins defense that gave no ground in front of the net for two periods, the Florida Panthers lost 3-1 Saturday afternoon.

Reilly Smith had the lone goal for the Panthers in the third period, who took advantage of Boston’s defense-first strategy and applied enough pressure to outshoot the victor’s 27-24. The Panthers rally was extinguished when Roberto Luongo was almost to the bench for an extra attacker when Brad Marchand forced the puck off Jaromir Jagr’s stick at the blue line, then scored an empty net goal for a 3-1 Boston lead. After the game most of the team did not speak to reporters, a reflection of their disappointment in the game.  The highlights, err, lowlights are offered below from

The Panthers had to do some line shuffling after center Derek MacKenzie was injured, resulting in a breakup of the Huberdeau-Barkov-Jagr line. In a rare occurrence Jagr had more hits (2) than shots (0), though was looking for rebounds that never came off of Bruins goalie Tuuka Rask who after two periods enjoyed a 2-0 lead thanks to goals by Ryan Spooner.

Today we’re going to share three charts: the Atlantic Division standings, a breakdown of the season through 30 games by 10-game segment, which also ties in Jagr’s performance in those segments, and the Jagr-O-Meter, which shows Jagr’s career totals and upcoming milestones.  After the serious stuff, some fun Jagr stuff.

Atlantic Division Standings

Through 30 games the Panthers are within three points of Boston for the third position in the Atlantic Division and trail Ottawa (35 points), New Jersey (34) and Pittsburgh (33) for the two wild card positions of the NHL’s Eastern Conference. If this were April 1, there might be concern, but there are 52 games remaining in the season. With the third best defense in the division and the eight best in the 16-team conference, the Panthers are keeping themselves in nearly every game.

Our next chart shows the Panthers record in each 10-game segment as well as Jagr’s production. The 10-games by Barkov  during his injury hurt Jagr and the team’s reshuffled lines. Barkov is back but now  Nick Bjugstad is lost for an unknown number of games. This leaves the Panthers without a top center and the situation is worsened by the injury to Derek MacKenzie, who left the Boston game with assistance and is still being evaluated.



JagrPanthers10gamesegmentreport30gamesAs noted above, the team completed its 10-best game segment at 6-4-0, highlighted by a 5-five game winning streak, including four straight on the road. Playing 6-4 in 10-segments for the rest of the season would leave the Panthers with about 93 points, which would leave them where they are now, on the edge of the playoffs. While Boston is in third now, it took an unsustainable 7-1-2 run to get there, and they are surprising a lot of people in the hockey world, some who thought coach Claude Julien should have been replaced during the off-season.  Winning  six of 10 means looking great more often than you look bad so enjoy the great games and don’t get down over the games. We like the even-tempered Gerard Galliant behind the Panthers bench. He makes adjustments and has won most of his goal challenges which have been impactful in many close games.

Starting Sunday, Dec. 20, the Panthers play six games at BB&T Center stretching to Sunday, Jan. 3.  Tickets for home games available at  The team is offering some great fan packages and remain a professional sports bargain.



Some fun Jagr stuff shared on-line this week. From Jagr himself on his facebook page.

An interesting about Jagr’s facebook is so many of his Czech countrymen chime in on their nation’s most famous citizen. You can feel the love for him if your translation function is working. He’s a legend there, and this next video shows how larger than life he is in the Republic:

Jagr’s workout and routine are part public knowledge, part secret. In this post Jagr discusses his favorite elixir:

ALL-STAR UPDATE: With less than three weeks remaining to vote, Jaromir Jagr has most the most votes in the Atlantic division. The exact number of votes is unknown, but the next leading candidate in the division is Montreal’s PK Subban, who is seventh overall. The top player in each division will serve as captain for his team in the first-ever 3-on-3 all star tournament. Jagr has graciously thanked fans for their support  and has asked they vote for younger players. Perhaps fearing this may be his last season (we don’t think so or at least hope not) fans continue to vote for Jagr. It isn’t easy. Once a voter figures out the ballot they have to scroll to the second page of the ballot, which is being conducted with registered members of the website

Had enough? Check through the resource notes below. As always, we thank our readers from around the world who celebrate the career of Jaromir Jagr.

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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