SAN JOSE–The Florida Panthers gained and lost a pair of two-goal leads to the San Jose Sharks before Jonathon Huberdeau’s game winning goal in overtime saved the day for Florida as the Panthers celebrated Jaromir Jagr’s 45th birthday with a 6-5 win.
Also of note: Jagr recorded his 1900th career point with a slick assist which Aleksander Barkov buried for his second goal of the game and a short-lived 5-3 Panthers lead. An estimated 500 Czech Republic expats were in attendance to witness the latest feat of their homeland’s national hero, according to NBCSports. As far as his birthday, this was the eighth game Jagr played on his birthday and he’s recorded seven points (2G+5A) in those games.
Facebook message from Jagr
“Hi hr. Thank you all for the wishes and gifts for my 45th birthday. And speaking of those gifts, so i also gave one today. Item #1900 😀”
(translated from Czech)
That and more from his facebook page where you can leave a comment.
Overnight Jagr sent out the following tweet following his 1900th point:
“Believe in yourself and your mind will see the good in every situation.” –Jaromir Jagr
Highlights of the Panthers game and Jagr’s milestone point from nhl.com can be seen here.
More west coast hockey this weekend as the Panthers visit Anaheim Friday and Los Angeles Saturday. Both games start at 10 pm Eastern and televised with Steve Goldstein calling the action.
Sharks mascot shows hospitality
Players share memories of Jagr
These milestones usually bring about a review of Jagr’s career and point 1900 has brought a flood of Jagr related content on the internet this week.
Great plays in different uniforms
Sportsnet’s All-time great story about an All-time great player
More updates following the game or anytime there’s breaking Jagr news from jagrometer.com as….The Legend Continues.
jagrometer.com is compiled by Ray Haluska, a one-time hockey writer who covered the first few seasons of Jaromir Jagr’s career, advised the author of “Jagr” and provides updates of Jagr’s on-ice exploits since his return from the KHL. Contact Ray at Rokinray@aol.com, on twitter @cruisingray or leave a message below.