Game 69: @NYIslanders three late goals top @FlaPanthers 3-2, Jagr O points

BROOKLYN–For most of Monday night’s game it felt like fans of the New York Islanders were reading a book rather than watching a game between two teams fighting to maintain playoff spots in the NHL.

Trailing 2-0 thanks to goals by Florida’s Aleksander Barkov and Nick Bjugstad, the Barclay Center showed signs of life when Kyle Okposo scored with 7:10 remaining in the third period. Josh Bailey tied the game for the Islanders 1:21 later. When it seemed the Panthers might be able to force the game into overtime, Cal Clutterbuck willed a puck through Florida goalie Roberto Luongo for a 3-2 lead that was the final scorer. With only 1:39 remaining the Panthers pushed to the final buzzer but could not get the equalizer and the Islanders claimed a 3-2 win over the Florida Panthers.

The Panthers top line of Jonathon Huberdeau, Barkov and Jaromir Jagr were only able to produce one goal when they were dominating play during their shifts in the first two periods. Jagr was held off the scoresheet for the first time since March 5 at Arizona and had compiled 2 goals and 3 assists in three games since that Panthers loss.

Florida fans with small children are advised to stop watching the highlights after the Panthers goals.,game_state=final,game_tab=wrap

Rest assured the players were irritated as the fans after letting that game slip aways and at the end of the season it won’t matter if Florida wins the Atlantic Division.  The loss dropped the Panthers (38-22-9-85) into third place behind the Tampa Bay Lightning (40-24-5-85) who get the higher position due to more regulation wins.Tampa Bay (37) and Boston (35) have more regulation an overtime wins than Florida (31).

The Panthers play Tuesday night in Montreal.

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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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