CHICAGO– A spirited Florida Panthers team under the direction of new coach Tommy Rowe dropped a 2-1 shooout loss to the Chicago Black Hawks Tuesday night at United Center.
Jagr gets sixth point in six games
Jaromir Jagr scored a power play goal from the crease early in the third, the only of his three shots and the Panthers 39 shots to find its way past Chicago goalie Corey Crawford. It was jagr’s 4th goal of the season and the 753rd of his career. He now has 12 points on the season and recorded his 1880th career point in his 1652nd career NHL game. Jagr needs 7 points to tie Mark Messier as the NHL’s second all-time leading scorer. In his next game he will break a tie with Mark Reechi to become fourth all-time in games played.
Encouraging play in defensive zone
Overall the Panthers played a more cohesive game than they have in weeks. In particular Aaron Ekblad and Aleksander Barkov played their best games of the season provding hope that two of Florida’s key pieces can come together and lead the Panthers on a good run. Ekblad notched his first assist of the season to go with six goals, while Jonathon Marchessault collected his eighth assist on the Jagr goall to extend his team leading point total to 18. Nik Bjugstad skated with confidence and seems poised to get some points in the near future and may earn some power play time. Teamed with the tiny Denis Malgin on Florida’s third line, Bjugstad looked more imposing than usual.
Richard Panik staked Chicago to a 1-0 lead in the first period when he found a seam in the Panthers defense then wrapped up the victory with a goal in the shootout.
Highlights and coverage from courtesy of NHL.com:
The latest Jagr-O-Meter
Jagr beats Chicago (1992)
Jagr beats Chicago 2016
The road trip continues for the Panthers with three games against division rivals and one game against a conference rival
Thursday, Dec. 1 at Detroit
Saturday, Dec. 3 at Ottawa
Monday, Dec. 5 at Boston
Tuesday, Dec, 6 at Philadelphia
The Panthers return home for two games next week.
Thursday, Dec. 8 hosting Penguins
Saturday, Dec. 10 hosting Vancouver
Fans at this games will get to see Jagr approach #2 all time NHL scorer Mark Messier, who retired with 1887 points. As noted above, Jagr has 1880 points after Chicago game.
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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.
er 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 Moeller 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.
@Jansmidcro 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.
The article was shared by Sportsnet on Dec. 20, 2015 and given the wide number of people from throughout Jagr’s career it may be the best English-written article about the Czech legend.
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
@CruisingRay on twitter or email ROKINRAY@AOL.COM