Game 80: @FLAPanthers 4-@CanadiensMTL 1; Cats clinch Atlantic Division, Jagr 2 assists, Standings updated through Wednesday

MONTREAL–The Florida Panthers clinched home ice for two rounds of the playoffs with a 4-1 win over Montreal as Tampa Bay dropped a 3-2 decision to the New York Rangers.

The Panthers (46-25-9-101) extended their lead over the Lightning to six points in their team record setting campaign which puts them over the 100-point mark for the first time ever.

Aleksander Barkov scored his team-leading 28th goal of the season, while Nick Bjugstad scored the eventual game winner. Both of those goals were assisted by Jaromir Jagr who has 64 points on the season and has a six-point lead over Jussi Jokinen for the team lead. The assists give Jagr 1866 career points.

Gregg McKegg and Jiri Hudler also scored for the Panthers, who were outshot by the Canadiens. Roberto Luongo played a strong game in goal stopping 32 shots while only allowing a score by Montreal’s Alex Galchenyuk .

Highlights of the game from NHL.com can be seen here.

https://www.nhl.com/gamecenter/fla-vs-mtl/2016/04/05/2015021192#game=2015021192,game_state=final,game_tab=wrap

Before the game Jagr made a cameo during a Jonathon Huberdeau interview.

Jagr interrupting ‘s interview asking him to pass the puck more

 Huberdeau did pass Jagr the puck and he forwarded to Barkov, who scored 10 seconds into the game for the quickest goal celebration in team history.

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The updated Atlantic Division standings.Expanded Atlantic Division Standings

The Panthers have now played 80 games. JAGRometer.com has been tracking the Panthers and Jagr  in 10-game segments. Jagr has scored 30 points in 30 games at a time of year when players are starting to run out of gas. Panthers80gamereview

Lots of updates on the Jagr-O-Meter, which now shows Jagr with 1866 points. Game80FLA4MTL1.jpgFlorida visits Ottawa Thursday for their final road game of the season. They host Carolina Saturday for the final home game of the regular season at BB&T Center. Tickets for that game as well as the first two playoff games can be secured at panthers.nhl.com.

Meanwhile, the legend continues…

Assorted Jagr-related links:

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Florida Panthers 2015-16 Media Guide

http://panthers.nhl.com/v2/ext/Florida201516MediaGuide_web.pdf

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:

https://www.facebook.com/68Jagr/?fref=ts

 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.

https://www.facebook.com/JaromirJagrfan/?fref=nf

@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.

http://www.sportsnet.ca/hockey/nhl/big-read-the-oral-history-of-jaromir-jagr/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

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.

http://www.quanthockey.com/nhl/records/nhl-players-all-time-points-leaders.html

@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:

https://twitter.com/RytiriKladno

@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.

https://twitter.com/search?q=traveling%20jagrs&src=savs.

https://jagrometer.files.wordpress.com/2015/10/dsc_0335.jpg

Ray Haluska aka Kladno Jagr, curator of the Jagr-O-Meter

https://twitter.com/CruisingRay or email ROKINRAY@AOL.COM

 

 

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