MONTREAL–Winners of two of three at BB&T Center the Florida Panthers visit Montreal Tuesday night in the first of three games against Canadian-based division rivals. Following tonight’s game the Cats play in Toronto on Thursday and Ottawa Saturday night.The road trip ends In Madison Square Garden Sunday night against the Rangers. The Panthers will be in South Florida for Thanksgiving week hosting the Flyers Nov. 22 and Columbus Nov. 26 at BB&T Center.
Montreal (13-2-1) is the hottest team in hockey with a league-leading 27 points, largely in part to the stellar goaltending of goalie Carey Price, who missed most of last season with injuries.Price is good and these days playing as well as some of the all-time greats. Jagr had this comment which is making the rounds on Twitter.
Jaromir Jagr on what made Hasek intimidating and what makes Price intimidating: “They stop all the f——g pucks,” he said with a laugh.
Jussi Jokinen returned to action Saturday and joined Jaromir Jagr and Aleksander Barkov and his presence sparked the Panthers top two scorers from last season, providing hope they can find their dominant form in the near future. Jagr had four shots and also drew two penalties by the Islanders.
Newcomers have helped the Panthers record a 7-7-1 record for 15 points through 15 games. In the tight Atlantic Division, Montreal is the runaway winner, with Boston (20 points) Ottawa and Tampa Bay (19) and Detroit (17) points pushing the Panthers down to fifth place. Thursday’s oppenent Toronto also has 15 points while Buffalo is one point back at 14 points.
The Jagr-O-Meter shows #68 is only 13 points behind Mark Messier for second on the NHL’s all-time scoring list.
Relive the Saturday’s thrilling OT victory of the New York Islanders with coverage from nhl.com at the link below:
The Jagr bobblehead given to Panthers fans in October is still available on Ebay. Most come with a $10 shipping charge above the bid or buy now price. One current auction has attracted four bidders with the top bid at $31.11 on Ebay. Buy it Now prices ranged from $40 to $100. This is a ceramic rather than a stamped plastic figurine with a spring-loaded head.
Reports between games as the Legend Continues….
Assorted Jagr-related links:
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Florida Panthers Team website: panthers.nhl.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
@ 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.
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