SUNRISE–The Florida Panthers ended a 0-3-1 slide with a 4-0 over the Chicago Blackhawks Friday night before a sellout at BB&T Center.
The Tampa Bay Lightning (26-17-4-56) come to BB&T Saturday night, two days after beating Chicago 2-1 and ride a 7-game winning streak as they prepare to play the first-place Panthers.
The win by Florida over the defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks was buoyed by the return of All-Star defenseman Aaron Ekblad who was one of four goal scorers for the Panthers. Reilly Smith, Quint0n Howden and former Chicago defenseman Brian Campbell also scored for Florida. Goalie Roberto Luongo posted his 72nd career shutout in turning aside 27 Chicago shots as the team blanked the NHL’s third-leading goal producing team.
Highlights of the game from nhl.com can be seen here:
The win puts the Panthers (27-15-2-59) three points ahead of the Lightning and Detroit in the updated Atlantic Division Standings.
Florida’s leading scorer Jaromir Jagr (15-17-32) has been the team’s leading scorer all season and was held without a point in the Panthers win. Jonahton Huberdeau (7-25-32)tied him for the team lead with his assist on Campbell’s goal.
The Panthers have tonight’s game with the Lightning and host Toronto Tuesday before the All Star Break. Tickets for these and all Florida Panthers home games can be purchased through http://www.panthers.nhl.com.
In the Jan. 22 edition of JAGRometer.com we had several articles discussing Jagr’s workout regimen and a view videos #68 produced showing some of his recommended exercises for developing strength and skills as a hockey player.
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