We're still enjoying our Stanley Cup hangover from last season, and though we should probably get over that real quick considering playoffs are just 16 days away, the truth is we haven't. We haven't been too motivated this year after the grind that we went through with the playoffs last year, pumping out Gamedays and recaps nightly, along with podcasting, and anything else we could possibly write. Today, we're trying a little extra to get motivated because our favorite player of all-time returns to Pittsburgh again.
This afternoon the Florida Jagrs H.C. (31-28-11) take on the Pittsburgh Penguins (44-17-9) from PPG Paints Arena at 1:00PM. Today if only for a brief while, Jagr is home and everything is right with the world. Now if you know anything about us @PensOfAnarchy, you'll know our love for Jagr runs deep and we care more about him than our own team. That being said, if the Penguins were to lose today by a score of 3-2 and Jagr had all three of Florida's goals, we'd be cheering and going crazy.
But seriously, Jagr is still playing at the ripe age of 45 and doing well too. So far this season, Jagr has recorded 14 goals and 25 assists in 70 games. Once again, the man is 45 years old. Jagr is immortal and age defying. This afternoon will mark Jagr's 1,700th NHL game played and during those 1,700 games, Jagr has recorded 763 goals and 1,144 assists for a grand total of 1,907 points. 1,907. We've watched Sid get point number 1,000 this year and Jagr could damn well hit 2,000 before the end of his career, depending on how long he sticks around.
Along with defying age, Jagr is also one of the main reasons we were able to watch Sid get point number 1,000. Jagr is one of the main reasons the Penguins stayed in Pittsburgh, and most people in Pittsburgh truly forget everything Jagr gave to this team and city. Jagr without Mario, helped keep the Penguins relevant, through bankruptcy and all. Speaking on behalf of our hero's dedication, Jagr was at Robinson Mall yesterday doing a signing for hours.
So yeah, we don't really care about this game that much in terms of the Penguins vs Panthers aspect of it. We just care about watching Jagr and hoping that he gets a couple points today. It would be nice if the Penguins won this afternoon, but only if Jagr records a point during the game.
*My guess is that Fleury starts for the Penguins, no idea though. These are unconfirmed as of now.*
*No stripes available yet, will be updated soon, maybe.*
Jagr has won five Art Ross trophies (1995, 1998, 1999, 2000, 20001), what have you done with your life?
Jagr has more Hart than you do, he won that in 1999.
NHL All-star selections? Yeah, Jagr's been selected 13 times, including 2016.
In addition to those 13 selections, he was nominated 3 times in the KHL as well, so 16-time All-Star.
Do you have a brand of peanut butter named after you? Didn't think so.
Jagr is currently 2nd all-time in regular season points and 5th in career playoff points.
Jagr is 3rd all-time in goals scored with 763, 5th all-time in assists with 1,144, and most importantly, first all-time in game winning goals with 135.
That's the definition of clutch.
Penguin related (sadly): Evgeni Malkin practiced yesterday but did not practice on the power play, I wouldn't expect him back this afternoon.
The Penguins are coming off a 6-4 win against the New Jersey Devils, a game in which Carter Rowney scored his first NHL goal, so that's cool.
The Panthers are coming off a 4-3 shootout win against the New York Rangers on on Friday.
The Panthers have Jagr and the Penguins do not.
I hope Fleury starts in net today for the Penguins.
Just Jagr playing with no groin, what a player.
Jagr Peanut Butter
What an inspiration to us all. I could post thousands of these but I think you get the point that Jagr was truly a legend.
Old Posts from our site, heyyyyyfannnssss (4/11-2/15). Cute name, but impossible to remember.