The Czech ice hockey star Jaromír Jágr has become the third highest goal-scorer in the history of the NHL. Jágr, who is 44, found the net twice in Florida Panthers’ 3:1 win over Winnipeg Jets on Saturday to reach a total of 742 goals, passing out the previous third top scorer, Brett Hull. Only Wayne Gretzky (894) and Gordie Howe (801) have scored more NHL goals than the Czech; Jágr said he hoped to surpass them some day.
Star player Jaromír Jágr says he will not reconsider a decision to retire from international ice hockey. Jágr, who turned 44 on Monday, said he did not even know if he would still be playing when the sport’s World Cup begins in September. The forward celebrated his birthday on the ice, with both sets of supporters cheering him as his current club Florida beat Pittsburgh, where he began his NHL career.
In the National Hockey League on Tuesday, the Montreal Canadiens won their
third straight game, downing Tampa Bay by a score of 4:2. The Habs are
inching towards a final wild card berth for the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Tomáš Plekanec played a key role in the match, scoring twice and earning
two assists. Afterwards, Plekanec was named the first star; the Czech
forward has picked up a total of seven points in three games.
In other action, Jaromír Jágr scored for Florida against Buffalo, putting him two points off third-place Brett Hull (retired) for all-time NHL career goals. The Panthers beat the Sabres by a score of 7:4.
In ice hockey, the trainer of club Kometa Brno Alois Hadamczik resigned Friday evening after a 1:6 defeat against struggling Litvinov. It was the seventh defeat in the last eight matches. Brno had been tipped at the start of the season as one of the club’s with the biggest chances of winning the league. Hadamczik is a former coach of the Czech national team.
In ice hockey, Jaromír Jágr has not been included in the preliminary Czech team selection for the World Cup of Hockey taking place in Toronto, Canada, in September. The new national coach and team, however, say they will sound the veteran star and current player for the Florida Panthers about his intentions and willingness to play. Jágr said after the last world championships hosted by Prague and Ostrava that he intended to end playing for his country.
Montreal Canadiens' defenceman P.K. Subban won the NHL's breakaway challenge in the NHL's All-Stars skills competition on Saturday while channeling Czech legend Jaromír Jágr. On his second attempt, Subban donned a Florida Panthers jersey with the number 68, a wig emulating Jágr's famous mullet haircut, and a Jofa helmet; after taking the shot on Pekka Rinne, he even saluted Jágr-style. Speaking afterwards, Subban said he only got the idea around 25 minutes earlier but that it was a sign of respect to a player he had grown up watching. Jágr, also on the All-Star team, got a clear kick out of the joke and joined Subban on the ice in appreciation.
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