MONTREAL — With scoring spread across three lines the Florida Panthers defeated the Montreal Canadiens 4-1 Tuesday night at Bell Centre. Following Boston’s loss to San Jose later in the evening, Florida finished the day in first place. The Panthers season record is 39-22-9-87 through 70 games of the 82-game regular season.
Florida goals were scored by Vincent Trocheck (21), Nick Bjugstad (12), Jiri Hudler (12) and Aleksander Barkov (23). Barkov has tied Reilly Smith and Jaromir Jagr for the goal scoring lead on the first place team. Jagr had an assist on the Barkov goal for career assist 1111 and his team-leading 54th point of the season. Jagr now has 1856 points in his NHL career and currently chasing Mark Messier’s second all time of 1887, an unlikely accomplishment this year but well within striking distance if he returns to the NHL.
Montreal’s lone goal came from Alex Galchenyuk (26). Al Montoya stopped 27 of 18 shots in goal for the winning Panthers. Highlights of the game from NHL.com can be seen here….
JAGRometer.com presents a 70-game breakdown of the Florida Panthers season and Jaromir Jagr.
Jagr is averaging a point per game over the last 20 games. At a time of year when players are starting to get tired Jagr’s production suggests that he is still getting stronger. This despite some fantasy bloggers and other non-believers claims at the halfway point of the season that Jagr’s scoring would decline in the second half.
The latest Jagr-O-Meter…
Leading up to the game several of the young Montreal players stated their anticipation about against playing against the legend, who is reportedly more than 30-years-old.
Expect similar coverage from local media leading up to Florida’s game Thursday night in Toronto. Thus far Florida is 1-1-0 on the road trip. The Panthers host Detroit Saturday night at BB&T Center. Tickets for these and remaining Florida Panthers home games can be purchased Securely through panthers.nhl.com.
Assorted Jagr-related links:
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Florida Panthers 2015-16 Media Guide
Florida Panthers Team website: http://www.floridapanthers.com
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