@FLAPanthers blank Chicago, face Buffalo Monday; Jagr leaves game but may face Sabres


jAROMIR JAGR doing drills in the morning skate before tonight’s game with Buffalo. Thanks to therattrick.com for sharing this photo they snapped this morning from the arena. More of their photos available at their site. 

SUNRISE–An anticipated tough night for the Florida Panthers turned into an embarrassing one for the visiting Chicago Blackhawks as the Cats shredded two goalies over the final two periods to claim a 7-0 victory, the Panthers largest shutout at home in team history! Jonathon Marchessault’s hat trick paved the way for the easy victory as the Panthers finished the three game homestand with two straight wins.

The only bad news from Saturday’s game was Jaromir Jagr was checked into the boards and may have hurt his hip. He was treated on the bench and played only one more shift before leaving the player’s bench for the rest of the evening.  Jagr’s status for the Panther’s game in Buffalo Monday night was unknown at press time. Jagr has played in all 74 Panthers games to date and as the games playing legend takes great pride in being able to play when fans from the US, Canada and his homeland of the Czech Republic come to see him play.

It is a rare moment when you see two players with a combined 3,000+ games and 3,000+ points in the same picture but that was the scene Saturday night with Jaromir Jagr of the Florida Panthers and Marian Hossa of the Chicago Blackhawks crossed paths in Saturday night’s game in Sunrise, FL.

Stats and higlights from the Panthers 7-0 victory over Chicago from nhl.com (turn up the volume)


The Wayback machine

Jagr’s early departure meant no Jagr highights from that game, but we excavated some from the past.

A Jagr team playing Chicago gives me a chance to  inlcude this clip of the amazing goal the second year wing scored against the Blackhawks in Game 1 of the 1992 Finals. After battling back from a 3-0 deficit, the Penguins were down 4-3 with about five minutes left in the game and trying for an equalizer against a top defensive team on a record 11-game playoff winning streak. I can still see this play like it was yesterday.


When the Panthers played in Chicago earlier this season, the Panthers lost the game, but Jagr scored a goal for the Cats.


Top Active NHL Career +/-

Jagr +324

HOSSA +234

Chara +218

Thornton +209

TOEWS +201

H Sedin +192

Kunitz +186

D Sedin +171

KEITH +169

Jaromir Jagr and linemates Aleksander Barkov and Jonathon Huberdeau controlled play but were not rewarded with any goals in the Panthers 3-1 victory Thursday over Arizona.

Panthers 3-Arizona 1, highlights/stats from nhl.com

Winning a game they had to win to keep their dwindling playoff hopes alive, the Panthers beat the Arizona Coyotes 3-1 Thursday night. Jaromir Jagr had five shots while linemates Aleksander Barkov and Jonathon Huberdeau combined for 10



Games played have now been added to the right column of the Jagr-O-Meter. Gordie Howe is the all-time leader with 1767, Mark Messier is second with 1756, Ron Francis third with 1731. Jagr has 1703.



3 thoughts on “@FLAPanthers blank Chicago, face Buffalo Monday; Jagr leaves game but may face Sabres

  1. I really think the Panthers should rest Jagr tonight. It’s only a minor problem but the man is 45 years old and he is a part of this team’s future plans for at least another year or two most likely. They made a huge mistake dressing Ekblad on Tuesday night and now look. Poor number 5 is missing the trip. I thought that Rowe would’ve learned his lesson by now. Jagr is older and that means more prone to injuries. If he reaggrvates this injury it could mean the end of the great 68’s career. Also, Huberdeau and Barkov did just fine without him on Saturday.


    1. sorry for late approval of your message. Jagr did play that game and participated in all 82 games. has only missed eight games in last four seasons. Let’s hope he gets to continue in the NHL.


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