WASHINGTON–The Atlantic Division leading Florida Panthers took down another top opponent, beat the Eastern Conference Leading Washington Capitals 5-2 Tuesday night at Verizon Center. It was Florida’s first win in Washington since 2010.
Jonathon Huberdeau paced the attack with two goals (9 and 10) and an assist. Florida also had goals by Vincent Trocheck (15) and Aleksander Barkov (14). Quinten Howden scored his sixth of the season into an empty net in the dying minutes.
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WASHINGTON, DC – FEBRUARY 02: Jonathan Huberdeau #11 celebrates with teammate Jaromir Jagr #68 of the Florida Panthers after scoring a first period goal against the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center on February 2, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Florida scored three in the first, and one in the second and had a 4-0 lead going into the third period. The Capitals scored two goals in the early minutes of the final period to cut their deficit but could get no closer as Panthers goalie Al Montoya stopped 36 0f 38 shots in the win.
Highlights of the game from the new NHL.com website can be seen here:
#ChasingGordie1850 #1100Assists: Jaromir Jagr had an assist for his 1099th career assist and his 1836th career point as he closes to within 14 points of Gordie Howe’s third all-time best total of 1850 points. Jagr removed himself from the game after a few shifts in the third period in what was described as lower body tightness. It was added that he could have returned if needed. With a two-goal lead and the Capitals fighting to get back into the game, it was unusual to see Jagr out of the game as it was becoming competitive un. No official status for Thursday’s game had been issue Tuesday night.
The last 10 games were good to the Panthers and a little below best results for Jagr.
The latest Jagr-O-Meter for a full look of Jagr’s milestones.
The update Atlantic Division standings.
Florida hosts Detroit Thursday and Pittsburgh Saturday at BB&T Center. Tickets for these and all Panthers games are available through panthers.nhl.com.
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