Panthers open six-game road trip in Buffalo, Jagr within 20 points of Gordie Howe and a Mullet Update

BUFFALO–The Florida Panthers hope their six-game winning streak doesn’t go crashing to a halt like a barrel hitting the rocks at nearby Niagra Falls.

Other than the Columbus Blue Jackets and Carolina Hurricanes, the Panthers nine-game winning streak has come at the expense of teams currently holding playoff spots. Five of the six games on the trip are with teams looking up at a playoff position.

Florida is 10-6-2 on the road. After Buffalo tonight the Panthers visit Ottawa, Edmonton, Vancouver, Calgary and Tampa Bay, then return to the BB&T Center Jan. 18 to host Edmonton.

The Atlantic Division leading Panthers have a 23-12-4 record and tonight’s game with Buffalo will be their 40th game. Jagrometer.com will have it’s 10-game segment report as part of the recap of tonight’s game.

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Monday was a travel day for Florida so there’s not much in the way of news. The Jagr-O-Meter gives you an overview of Jaromir Jagr’s season and milestone pursuits.

#ChasingGordie1850: Jagr now has 1830 career points and is now 20 points of tying Gordie Howe for third all-time, who retired with 1850 points.

#ChasingHull741: With three goals last week Jagr is within six goals of tying Brett Hull for third-all time (741).

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There hasn’t been an official mullet report from the team or other media covering the team, so Jagrometer.com is first with this picture and assessment taken as he left the ice for a pre-game skate prior to Sunday’s win over Minnesota.

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The Mullet is making progress. While has not gained much length in the last month, just as important is the width, which is wider than previously seen. Perhaps a trim on the ends, vital for good hair growth,  has paused the vertical growth. We’ll keep an eye on this and maybe find a way to include it on the Jagr-O-Meter!

In honor of the Mullet, we present the only known song dedicated to it. We shared this a while back. It comes from a radio station in Pittsburgh and is “sung” by Evgeny Malkin. Nice work by Jim Krenn and the 92Q morning crew. (Jagr0meter.com had one of its biggest days ever when this was presented before).

Thanks for checking in today.

Assorted Jagr-related links:

Florida Panthers 2015-16 Media Guide

http://panthers.nhl.com/v2/ext/Florida201516MediaGuide_web.pdf

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:

https://www.facebook.com/68Jagr/?fref=ts

 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.

https://www.facebook.com/JaromirJagrfan/?fref=nf

@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 nhl.com 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 http://www.nigelbuchanan.com.

The article was shared by Sportsnet on Dec. 20, 2015.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/big-read-the-oral-history-of-jaromir-jagr/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

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.

http://www.quanthockey.com/nhl/records/nhl-players-all-time-points-leaders.html

@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:

https://twitter.com/RytiriKladno

@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.

https://twitter.com/search?q=traveling%20jagrs&src=savs.

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Ray Haluska aka Kladno Jagr, curator of the Jagr-O-Meter

https://twitter.com/CruisingRay or email ROKINRAY@AOL.COM

 

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