BROOKLYN–The Florida Panthers and New York Islanders have split the first four games of their opening playoff round series, creating a best of three situation with Florida holding the home-ice advantage after a 2-1 victory over the New York Islanders Wednesday night at Barclays Center.
The Panthers host the Islanders in Game 5 of the series Friday night at BB&T Center. Game 6 will be back in Brooklyn and Game 7, if necessary, will be at BB&T Center.
Teddy Purcell scored his second goal of the playoffs as the Panthers converted on a power play to take a 1-0 lead. Working from behind the net, Jaromir Jagr found Turcell who snapped off a quick shot past Islanders goalie Thomas Greiss. The assist enabled Jagr to claim ninth place among assist leaders with his 122nd assist and 200th career playoff point, a total surpassed by only four others.
John Tavares of the Islanders evened the score in the final minute of the middle period with a power play goal.
Alex Petrovic scored the winning goal midway in the third period and Roberto Luongo stopped 26 of 27 shots in collecting the victory. Highlights of the game from NHL.com can be seen here.
Jagr downplayed the significance of his latest milemarker, focusing on team goals in this article from Yahoo Sports.
Still, hockey is a lot more fun for when Jagr hits the score sheet, so JAGRometer.com proudly presents the first updated Jagr-O-Meter of the 2015-16 playoffs, following game 4 of the Panthers Islanders game.
We share some of the great photography from Barclays Center featuring Jaromir Jagr. Click on any image to enlarge.
Jagr fending off a defender with one arm while controlling the puck with the other.
A on-ice collision had Jagr playing some old time hockey without a helmet for a few minutes
Jagr had seven shots on goal but none found the back of the net. The Panthers top line of Jonathon Huberdeau, Aleksander Barkov and Jagr has now amassed more than 60 shots in four games yet has producted only one goal against Ilslanders goalie Thomas Griess.
Goals and points can be tough to accumulate in the playoffs. The New York Post wrote this about Jagr’s extended goal-scoring drought in the playoffs.
Tickets for Friday’s game with the Islanders at BB&T Center can be secured through panthers.nhl.com
This post will be updated as more material becomes available.
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