DENVER–The Florida Panthers came from behind early, then lost a third period lead before falling in a shootout 4-3 Thursday night at Winnipeg. The Cats are 0-1-1 on the trip and hope to salvage the last game of the three-game road trip tonight against the Avalanche in Denver.
Today’s highlights package from NHL.com includes stories, highlights and a great photo gallery with lots of photos of Jaromir Jagr. The legend had an assist on the first of three Panthers power play goals. It was Jagr’s 100th point with the Florida Panthers and the 1884th career point of his NHL career. He needs three points to tie Mark Messier and then one more to become the NHL’s second all time leading scorer. Follow the link to nhl.com.
Messier impressed with Jagr’s feats, dedication
Mark Messier was a six-time Stanley Cup winner and played the last season of his long career as a New York Ranger with Jagr. He spoke with hockey media on a national conference call and the topic of Jagr’s milestone came up. A few stories. The first is from nhl.com.
Reuters also ran a story Thursday.
From the CBC…
The updated Jagr-O-Meter
. After passing Messier, the next milestone is Paul Coffey’s 1135 career assists, fifth all time. Then 1900 points.
At press time one of the nice Florida Panthers bobbleheads was available for $19.99 plus shipping on Ebay. That’s the cheaperst we’ve seen since they were given to fans at the Oct. 15 game with Detroit. The Panthers are also throwing one in as a bonus with a holiday ticket package.
Look for Jagrometer.com between games for the latest Jagr news as the Legend continues…