Game 48: Florida 5-Tampa Bay 2; Jagr assist 1198 & point 1835, NEW: THE WEEK of JAGR

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 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:


Expanded Atlantic Division Standings

Sunday’s we’re now starting a new feature at “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:

little Jagr. source:

 Another good tweet this week:

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

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!

Assorted Jagr-related links:

Florida Panthers 2015-16 Media Guide

Florida Panthers Team website:

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

@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 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

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

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.

@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:

@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 or email ROKINRAY@AOL.COM


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