SUNRISE–The Panthers hope to have more nights like Thursday night’s 6-2 win over the Ottawa Senators at BB&T Center. Vincent Trocheck had one goal and three assists while Jaromir Jagr had two goals (#22 and 23) and lost a tooth (his fifth of the season, all due to errant Senators sticks).
Aaron Ekblad, Jonathon Huberdeau and Jussi Jokinen also scored for the Panthers while Zack Smith and Eric Karllson scored for the Senators. Highlights of the game from NHL.com can be seen here…
The updated Jagr-O-Meter…
When the Florida Panthers reeled off a 12-game winning streak earlier in the season, nearly the whole team was healthy and playing in sync. As the injuries have healed, the cohesiveness of the team has also found its form, and just in time. With 15 games remaining in the regular season, the Atlantic Division is up for grabs with first-place Boston (84 points) holding a one-point lead over Tampa Bay and Florida (83 points).
A group of about 25 Czechs wearing national team “68” jerseyswere sitting together and thrilled to see their national hero score two goals at Thursdays game. They will also be in attendance for Saturday’s game with Philadelphia at BB&T Center. In addition to Florida’s Jagr, Jiri Hudler and Jakub Kindl, they will get to see Jakub Voracek of the Philadelphia Flyers. Jagr and Voracek played together for the Flyers when #68 came back from the KHL. Europeans love to visit Florida for vacation and those that are hockey fans get to see the NHL when the Panthers are playing at home. Creates for an interesting blend of jerseys and accents at the BB&T Center. Tickets for that and remaining Panthers home games can be secured at panthers.nhl.com.
George Richards of the Miami Herald wrote about the game…
Harvey Fialkov of the Sun Sentinel was also in attendance and filed this story…
Assorted Jagr-related links:
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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 nhl.com 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 http://www.nigelbuchanan.com.
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