SUNRISE–The Florida Panthers completed a sweep of the 2015 Stanley Cup finalists with a 4-0 win over Champion Chicago Friday and used a four-goal second period Saturday to defeat the Tampa Bay Lighting 5-2 at sold out BB&T Center.
Roberto Luongo collected his second victory in as many nights stopping 38 of 40 Tampa Bay shots including a five minute barrage in the middle of the third period when the Lightning pulled their goalie and played six-on-five hockey, only to see Brian Campbell score into the empty net for the fifth Panthers goal. Also scoring for the Panthers were Jonathon Huberdeau (8), Nick Bjugstad (9), Reilly Smith (15) and Vincent Trocheck (13).
Highlights and a full summary of the game from NHL.com can be seen here:
MULLET UPDATE: As seen above in warmups before the Chicago game the hair is growing in nicely!
#ChasingGordie1850 #1100 Assists With an assist on the Campbell goal, Jaromir Jagr now has 1098 assists and 1835 career points. Jagr is now 15 points from tying Gordie Howe’s career point total of 1850 for third all time. Jagr and Reilly Smith now share top spot among the Panthers with 15 goals, while Jagr has 33 points to Jonathon Huberdeau’s 34 for the team lead in scoring after Huberdeau had a goal and an assist in the Tampa Bay game.
Here’s the updated and phone friendly Jagr-O-Meter following Saturday’s game:
Saturday night’s action largely favored the interests of Panthers fans as seen in today’s updating standings:
Sunday’s we’re now starting a new feature at JAGRometer.com: “The Week of Jagr,” resharing the most interesting stories and video published about Jaromir Jagr in the last seven days.
Hot off the press this morning is the news that Jaromir Jagr will participate in the NHL All-Star weekend, Jan. 29-31 in Nashville, TN. Wanting to concentrate on rest and practice for the final 30 games of the season, Jagr will be participating in his 13th NHL All Star weekend. Jagr was voted in by the fans even though he requested that fans vote for other players.
Jagr has been a star since he was a kid. An extremely rare video was shared by Jen, the NHL history girl from a blogger somewhere out there:
Howden on Jagr: “When we sit down for supper w/ him, we just pepper him w/ questions. Cool to hear all the stories he has.”
This technically was said the week before but leads us into the topic of the week during Florida’s four day gap after losing to Edmonton:
Jaromir Jagr: ‘If you feel old at 43 it’s your problem’: Jagr feels as young as ever http://bit.ly/1n3FzCs
Three of South Florida’s newspapers wrote article about Jagr’s routine which people know bits and pieces of but not in its entirety. Whatever he does, he spends 4-4.5 hours a day staying in shape and honing his skills. Included in our next segment are articles by writers and two videos by Jagr.
First the Palm Beach Post
From the Miami Herald…
from the Sun Sentinel…
In his own words, and those would be Czech words, Jagr released two videos on youtube. Ugly Americans, don’t worry, hit the CC button at the bottom and subtitles will get you through the rigourous workouts that have been a part of Jagr’s life since he was in elementary school.
The popularity of the first one motivated Jagr to produce another video:
Another look from Sportsnet, who followed up their epic article from Dec. 7, 2015 with this smaller, yet informative effort.
This is from the Czech Republic…
I don’t know Czech, but I think the last item talks about Jagr and the Czech league…in 2046.
God Willing that he should play and we should live that long to see it!