Game 55: St. Louis 5-@FLAPanthers 3, Jagr two assists. Three injured starters Did Not Play

SUNRISE–St. Louis spotted the Florida Panthers a goal then reeled off four straight to take a 5-3 victory over the Atlantic Division leaders Friday night at BB&T Center.

The Panthers were playing without three of the better defensive players–two-way center Aleksander Barkov as well as two sturdy defensemen, Eric Gudbranson and Willie Mitchell. Panthers goals were scored by Derek MacKenzie (6), while Aaron Ekblad and Jonathon Huberdeau each notched their 11th goals of the seasons. Jaromir Jagr regained the team lead in scoring after a two-assist night that gives him 40 points for the year and 1842 career points, Jagr needs eight points to tie Gordie Howe (1850) for third all-time among NHL scorers.


Highlights of the game from can be seen here:,game_state=final

Bottom line: There weren’t enough scenes like this for the Panthers Friday night:


The updated Jagr-O-Meter:


Florida still leading the Atlantic Division after Friday’s games which see the Panthers five points ahead of second place Detroit.

Expanded Atlantic Division Standings

The Panthers try to put Friday’s loss behind  them tonight as they host Nashville at BB&T Center. The Panthers are 17-8-3 at home this year…The Pittsburgh Penguins visit Monday night. The last Pittsburgh game was a sellout. Tickets for these and all Panthers games are available at

An international tournament featuring NHL players will take place before next season. While Jagr has retired from international play a few times before, some like to speculate that he might play for the Czech Republic this fall.

In the mean time, the NHL season is heading into it’s final third with the thrilling NHL playoffs to follow.

Assorted Jagr-related links:

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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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