SUNRISE, FL–The Florida Panthers hope to stay as hot as the unseasonably warm winter and will try for their fifth straight win Tuesday when they host the Ottawa Senators for a game with significance for the NHL’s Atlantic Division
The Atlantic Division, once seemingly in uncontrollable grasp of Montreal has seen the chasers collectively get hot while the Canadiens have been in a historic collapse. The result is five teams separated by four points with all contenders playing Tuesday night, the last before the mandatory three-day Christmas break.
One only need to look at the standings to see how tonight’s game could impact the current order.
In other news, Jaromir Jagr’s #732nd goal, scored in Sunday’s win over Vancouver, earned the legend first star of the game AND PLAYER OF THE WEEK honors.
Here’s an overhead view of #732.
As linemates Jonathon Huberdeau and Aleksander Barkov battled Vancouver players for control of the puck, Jagr manuevered in the right wing corner hoping for the pass to come that he slammed home.
jagrometer.com shared the highlights of 732 in our previous edition which also meant updates to the Jagr-O-Meter.
A recap of tonight’s game will be presented overnight. Following tonight’s game, the Panthers play their next game when Columbus comes to the BB&T Center, the third of the Panther’s six-game road trip, which continues until Jan. 3. Treat yourself or friends to an upcoming game with a package or tickets at http://www.floridapanthers.com.
Twitter fans, let’s get these #’s going: #ChasingHull741 and #ChasingGordie1850.
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