Stanley Cup playoffs: Jágr gets on scoresheet for first time in series

21-04-2016

Florida Panthers’ forward Jaromír Jágr earned his 200th career playoff point on Wednesday as the Panthers edged the New York Islanders 2:1. Their first-round series in the Stanley Cup playoffs is now tied at two apiece. On the play in the second period, a resilient Jágr took several whacks at the puck in front of Islanders goalie Thomas Greisse, before going around the net and feeding Teddy Purcell who put it away for the opening goal. The Isles later tied but the Panthers got the go-ahead in the third and held on for the win. The legendary Jágr now ranks fifth all-time in NHL postseason history.

In other playoff action, goalie Michal Neuwirth started for the Philadelphia Flyers and stopped 31 shots on the night to help his team avoid a series sweep. Philly won 2:1 against the Washington Capitals, keeping hopes of advancing to the next round alive.