Czech hockey star Jaromír Jágr picked up assist in the Florida Panthers’ loss to the Boston Bruins on Monday, pushing the legendary Gordie Howe to fourth spot on NHL all-time points list. On Monday night the 44-year-old Czech legend set up the game’s opening goal to reach 1851 points. Jágr is now 36 points behind the second-place record set by Mark Messier. The Panthers are second in the Atlantic division, behind the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Veteran ice hockey star Jaromír Jágr has tied the legendary Gordie Howe for third place on the NHL all-time list with 1,850 points. The 44-year-old Florida Panthers forward picked up an assist on an Erik Gudbranson goal against the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday. The Czech currently has 743 goals and 1,107 assists in 1,611 NHL games, which puts him 37 points behind Mark Messier and 1,007 behind Wayne Gretzky.
Three Czech goalies saw action in the National Hockey League on Tuesday but only one, Petr Mrázek, had a winning night. He let in just one goal in 29 shots to see the Red Wings defeat Columbus. Philadelphia’s Michal Neuwirth allowed three goals against Carolina; the final score was 3:1, while the Winnipeg Jets’ Ondrej Pavelec allowed five in his team’s loss 5:3 to Dallas.
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.