EDMONTON–The Florida Panthers made it 12 straight in besting the swift skating Edmonton Oilers 2-1 Sunday night enabling the Panthers to maintain a five-point lead over Detroit, who won their game earlier in the evening.
Jaromir jagr scored on a breakaway and Jonathon Huberdeau also scored in the first period. The Edmonton goal was scored by Mark Letustu, the only Oiler to score on Al Montoya, who made 24 saves in raising his record to 7-1-0.
#ChasingHull741 It was Jagr’s 15th goal of the season and the 737th of His career, leaving him four short of tying Brett Hull’s career total of 741. It was Jagr’s fourth goal in four games.
#ChasingGordie1850 The goal also resulted in Jagr’s 1833rd point. He needs 17 points to tie Gordie Howe for 3rd all-time with 1850 points.
Highlights of the game from NHL.com can be seen here:
The game was a little more chippy than one might expect from a contest between two teams that like to skate. An Oilers goal was negated on review with a successful coach’s challenge by Florida coach Gerard Gallant when replay showed the play was offside. The two teams meet Jan. 18 when the Oilers visit the Panthers at BB&T Center. Tickets for that and all Panthers games are available at panthers.nhl.com.
A few weeks ago six teams in the Atlantic Division were separated by four points. The streaking Panthers now hold a five point lead over second place Detroit.
In the stands the Traveling Jagrs were in attendance, and one member was wearing the Rytiri Kladno jersey sent to the group by the team in the Czech Republic that Jagr played for as a kid and now owns.
Additional coverage of the Traveling Jagrs was included in yesterday’s pre-game edition of JAGRometer.com.
The Panthers have more late-night hockey Monday night as they visit the Vancouver Canucks with a 10 pm puck drop for the Panthers fourth game of their six game road trip.
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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