SUNRISE–The Florida Panthers get back on the horse tonight after dropping a 5-4 decision to the New York Islanders in the first game of a best-of-seven series Thursday night at BB&T Center.
There was even some rough stuff in the high scoring game…
The Legend was denied on this play late in the game.
The Panthers outshot the Islanders 46-26 as Thomas Greiss outperformed Roberto Luongo in goal. The Panthers top line of Aleksander Barkov, Jonathon Huberdeau and Jaromir Jagr had 13 shots but could not get one to go into the next. It was a tough game for Jagr. He damaged his six tooth of the season when he was slammed into the boards behind the net in the first period. Jagr also seemed to be experiencing skate problems today. He did get five shots including one backhand deflection from the edge of the crease that was stopped by Greiss with 31 seconds remaining.
The Panthers did get two goals from Reilly Smith and single tallies by Jussi Jokinen and Teddy Purcell. Islanders goals were scored by Brock Nelson, Frans Neilsen, John Tavares, Kyle Okposo and Ryan Strome. Extended coverage including highlights available at NHL.com.
Comments from the Panthers lockerroom after the game.
The Jagr-O-Meter had no revisions after the game.
Without glorious Jagr highlights to share today, we’ll post the a story the Travelling Jagrs will love highlighting Jagr’s hair through the years.
Check back Saturday when the Panthers try to even the series because….
the Legend continues…..
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