Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Jagr reaches another milestone

SUNRISE — Jaromir Jagr crossed off another milestone with his 1,136th assist to zip past former Penguins teammate Paul Coffey into fifth place all time, but that was the only positive for the Panthers in a 4-1 loss to the Jets on Wednesday.

Jagr's historic helper came with 1:42 left in the second period after a turnover by defenseman Ben Chiarot in the neutral zone. His pass was taken by Greg McKegg, who skated in before rifling a rising shot over Connor Hellebuyck's shoulder to cut Florida's deficit to 2-1. Jagr is 33 assists behind Ray Bourque for fourth place.

Jets rookie Patrik Laine had a goal and an assist to regain the rookie goals lead (21) and move into a tie for second in the league behind the Penguins' Sidney Crosby (26).

Game highlights: Kevin Hayes and Michael Grabner each scored two goals, and the Rangers beat the host Flyers 5-2 to match Columbus (27) for most wins in the NHL. … Max Pacioretty won a game for the Canadiens in overtime for the second straight night, scoring 19 seconds into the extra period for a 4-3 victory over the host Stars.

Around the league: Milt Schmidt, a Hall of Famer who led the Bruins to two Stanley Cup titles as the center of the "Kraut Line," served Canada in World War II and returned to the NHL to win its MVP award and two more titles as the Bruins' general manager, died at 98, the team said. Schmidt had been the oldest living NHL player.

Jagr reaches another milestone 01/04/17 [Last modified: Wednesday, January 4, 2017 11:04pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Rays journal: Kevin Kiermaier returns, Mallex Smith sent to Triple A

    The Heater

    ST. PETERSBURG — Four batters into his return from a lengthy stay on the disabled list CF Kevin Kiermaier found himself embroiled in a "did he" or "didn't he" debate Friday.

    Centerfielder Kevin Kiermaier, back after missing 61 games with right hip and back problems, says he wants to bring energy to the Rays. Mallex Smith is optioned to Triple-A Durham.
  2. Rays vs. Mariners, 6:10 p.m. Saturday, Tropicana Field

    The Heater

    Tonight: vs. Mariners

    6:10, Tropicana Field

    TV/radio: Fox Sports Sun; 620-AM, 680-AM (Spanish)

    This is a 2017 photo of Jake Odorizzi of the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team. This image reflects the 2017 active roster as of Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017 when this image was taken. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
  3. Bucs journal: Starting defense disappointed holding Jags to 1 rushing yard

    Bucs

    JACKSONVILLE — The Bucs' starting defense held the Jaguars to a total of 1 rushing yard on seven carries in the first half of Thursday's 12-8 preseason win.

    And its members were disappointed.

    Jacksonville Jaguars running back T.J. Yeldon (24) is thrown for a 1-yard loss as he is stopped by Tampa Bay Buccaneers linebacker Lavonte David (54) and defensive end Robert Ayers (91) during the first half of an NFL preseason football game, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, in Jacksonville, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux) JVS102
  4. Jameis Winston's hardest lesson: He can't always save the day

    Bucs

    TAMPA — Ever wonder what in the world goes through Jameis Winston's mind when he tries to fit the ball in a keyhole as he is being dragged to the turf like he was during Thursday night's 12-8 preseason win over the Jaguars?

    Jameis Winston, left, tries to hang on to the ball as Jaguars defensive end Dante Fowler tries to strip it from him.
  5. Florida starter under center still under wraps

    College

    GAINESVILLE — With two weeks before Florida opens its season against Michigan, the Gators' three-way quarterback battle remains wide open.

    Luke Del Rio, right, is in the mix to start against Michigan in the season opener … as is Malik Zaire and Feleipe Franks.