Game 56: Nashville 5-Florida 0 as injuries accumulate; Pittsburgh at Florida Monday

SUNRISE–Nothing punctuates a bad game like a backup goalie getting a shutout but that was misery inflicted upon the Panthers as visiting Nashville shutout Florida 5-0 Saturday night behind the 22-shot save performance of Carter Hutton.

The offensive leaders for the Panthers were Jaromir Jagr and Nick Bjugstad with three shots on goal each. Roberto Luongo was ineffective for the second straight game and has allowed 8 goals in his last four periods of play or  a 6.00 goals against average. isn’t afraid to blame a goalie now and then He wasn’t helped by a defense corps minus reliable defenseman Willie Mitchell and Eric Gudbranson. Up front things are not much better with Aleksander Barkov still sidelined with his concussion. During the game two other Florida forwards were lost and results of their evaluation have not been released. Brandon Pirri hurt his leg crashing into the boards behind the net and Quinton Howden was clobbered in the head in front of the benches. Like the Barkov hit against Detroit, the Panthers think a suspension is warranted for the shoulder to head hit by Nashville’s Anthony Bitteto.

Two of the best offensive players in the history of their sports were captured in this photo from In the first row is retired Hall of Fame Quarterback Dan Marino of NHL’s Miami Dolphins. Marino grew up and attended college in Pittsburgh, where future NHL Hall of Famer Jaromir Jagr started his NHL career.  Marino mustn’t have been looking at the scoreboard because Jagr surely was concerned about what he was seeing.


Harvey Fialkov has more on the game and the injury report in today’s Sun Sentinel.


Regardless of any disciplinary action, the Panthers are playing with four AHL players and it could five or six if none of the injured players return for MOnday’s game with the Pittsburgh Penguins at BB&T Center. Tickets for that and all Florida home games are available at

Highlights from are here:,game_state=final

The standings tightened up with a Boston win, and one or both of the Bruins and Detroit Red Wings will be closer to first-place Florida following their Sunday afternoon game at Joe Louis Arena.

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The shutout means no updates to the Jagr-O-Meter.


The Panthers issued player-themed Valentine’s Cards Saturday afternoon, so from to you

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  • Stinging from two losses by a combined score of 10-3, the whole team could sure use this:

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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