BROOKLYN–The Florida Panthers make their first trip to the Barclay Center, the new home of the New York Islanders. It’s a critical week for Jaromir Jagr and all the Florida Panthers (38-21-9-85)as they play 4 games in 6 nights and try to claim first place in the Atlantic division. When Jagr takes the ice as expected tonight, it will be his 1616th NHL regular season game, breaking a tie for eighth place with his former Pittsburgh Penguins teammate Larry Murphy.
Florida starts this week’s action one point behind the Boston Bruins (39-23-8-86), who has played two more games than Florida. Tampa Bay (40-24-5-85) has played one more game than the Panthers. In case of a tie at season’s end the team with the most regulation wins claims the higher position. After the Islanders tonight Florida plays Tuesday (at Montreal), Thursday (at Toronto) before returning home Saturday to host Detroit at BB&T Center. Tickets for all Florida Panthers home games can be purchased at panthers.nhl.com.
The Panthers arrived in New York Sunday afternoon and Jagr and a few teammates shared this exchange with a few fans in an impromptu basketball session…
Many hockey fans are still talking about Jagr’s assist on Jonathon Huberdeau’s goal which tied Saturday night’s game against Philadelphia, a game eventually won by the Panthers. Take a look and enjoy the replay courtesy of NHL.com video…
The entire highlights package and other great content was included in Sunday’s edition of JAGRometer.com…
It was a light schedule Sunday in the Atlantic division with Tampa Bay winning to match the Panthers 85-point output, and Toronto’s shutout of Detroit, leaving the Red Wings eight points behind third place Tampa Bay. As always our JAGRometer.com standings filter out the rest and show the Atlantic Division standings.
The updated Jagr-O-Meter…
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
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