SUNRISE, FLA–Jaromir Jagr scored career gaol #732 to become the NHL’s fourth all-time leading goal scorer, breaking a tie with Marcel Dionne in Florida’s eventual 5-4 shootout victory over the Vancouver Canucks Sunday at BB&T Center.
Here’s the extended highlight of the goal from NHL.com. Full highlights will be presented later.
Jagr’s milestone goal came on a power play with 12 seconds remaining in the first period to tie a game in period the Panthers dominated but trailed until Jagr scored.
It was his 10th of the season. Following a thrilling 3-on-3 session dominated by the Florida, the Panthers won the game with Aleksander Barkov’s goal in the shootout, his third straight shootout clincher. Roberto Luongo stopped 30 of 34 shots and gloved two of three Vancouver shootout attempts targeting the upper right corner to close out the victory.
Highlights of the game from NHL.com can be seen here:
The team posed for a team picture after the game.
Jagr also assisted on Aaron Ekblad’s eight goal of the season for career power play point 592. His goal earlier in the game also came on the power play and broke a tie with Nicklas Lidstrom for second place. The pass was a no-look pass through the crease and was quickly buried by the second year defenseman.
#ChasingBrettHull741 Passing Dionne pushed Jagr one goal to Brett Hull, who finished his career with 741 goals. The two-point effort also helped Jagr who is #ChasingGordie1850 with the 1825th and 1826th points of his career. Gordie Howe is the NHL’s third all-time leading scorer.
With the win Florida and Ottawas’s loss to Tampa Bay Sunday afternoon the Panthers (18-12-4-40) are now in fourth place and hold the first wild card slot in the Eastern Conference. Win by Boston and Detroit enabled them to hold the second and third positions in the Atlantic division, which has five teams separated by four points.
Florida has won four games in a row and Tuesday night they go for #5 against the last team to beat them, Ottawa at the BB&T Center. Tickets for that and all Panthers home games are available at http://www.floridapanthers.com. The team is South Florida’s best buy in professional sports and has special holiday packages and other options including partial season ticket plans for fans or gift givers!
In Sunday’s preview we included a link to an outstanding article in Canada’s Sportsnet on-line magazine which has been highly-praised. We’re posting it here again in the aftermath scoring his 732nd NHL goal, putting him alone on the fourth rung of the goal scoring ladder.
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, but worth the wait. Jagr has been more active on Twitter this season.
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
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