SUNRISE–An regulation NHL net is 6’x4′ but it must have seemed like 6″x 4″ to players on both teams as Thomas Greiss made 47 saves as rookie Alan Quine scored 16:00 into the second overtime to give the New York Islanders a 2-1 over the Florida Panthers that gives them a 3-2 series lead and a chance to advance to the second round when the two teams meet Sunday evening at Barclays Center.
It’s been like tennis with these two teams, with teams alternating victories. A sellout crowd of 20,000+ at BB&T Center saw an intense game. Aleksander Barkov scored the only goal for the Panthers, and also was stopped by Greiss on a penalty shot. The game marked the return of Vincent Trocheck for Florida, who may have lost Nick Bjugstad after the big forward was tripped near boards, striking and cutting his head, then lying on the ice nearly motionless for 10 minutes.He did get stiches and will be further evaluated Saturday.
Highlights of the game courtesy of NHL.com
A couple photos from NHL.com. Click to enlarge.
The season is on the line Sunday. If the Panthers force Game 7 it will be played Tuesday at BB&T Center. Tickets available through panthers.nhl.com.
Scoring has been tough but Jagr remains focused on the team goal of winning the cup rather than his streak of goal-less playoff games. This was published by the Sporting News after Wednesday’s Game 4 victory in Brooklyn.
The Miami Herald stated the obvious that Jagr must scored some goals. There were some good points in the column so it is shared here..
Jagr recorded his 123rd playoff assist and 201st career point on the Barkov goals as shown in today’s Jagr-O-Meter.
oith Our Jagr-O-Meter background photo we hope this isn’t the last time we see Jonathon Huberdeau, Aleksander Barkov and Jagr celebrate a goal together. We want to see more as…
The Legend continues!
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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