Florida hosts Columbus Sunday, divison sees four teams separated by 1 point

SUNRISE–A busy Saturday night in the Atlantic Division saw Detroit vault to the top of the group following a win over Nashville and losses by Montreal and Boston.  Florida was idle but resumes play against the Columbus Blue Jackets Sunday night at BB&T Center.

Expanded Atlantic Division Standings

Jaromir Jagr leads the Panthers in scoring with 25 points (10 goals-15 assists)  and three teammates have more than 20:   Jussi Jokinen (7-16-23), Vincent Trocheck (10-11-21) and Jonahton Huberdeau (4-17-21).  Huberdeau’s 17 assists lead the team, while Reilly Smith’s 11 goals pace the team.

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New teeth: Jagr was sporting new teeth after losing four in Tuesday night’s win with Ottawa. On his facebook page someone included a photo with their comment showing that Jagr has had front tooth damage on at least three other occasions. No photos of the new choppers hit the internet before press time.

The Panthers are playing  game three of a six-game homestand. Following today’s game with Columbus, they host the Montreal Canadiens  Tuesday, Dec. 29, the New York Rangers Saturday, Jan. 2 and the Minnesota Wild Sunday, Jan 3. Tickets for these and other Panthers home games are available at http://www.floridapanthers.com.

(Jagrometer.com is the home of the Jagr-O_Meter, tracking the career of Jaromir Jagr as he challenges career scoring marks in the NHL, this season while playing for the Florida Panthers. Text and Graphics are original work of Ray Haluska, unless noted otherwise.  Send email ot ROKINRAY@AOL.COM).

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