Jagr nets 760th Career Goal to give Panthers a 4-1 win over the Anaheim Ducks Friday night.
Though no one can doubt Jagr was on fire, it was Panthers goalie James Reimer served as their saving grace through out the win over Anaheim.
Reimer made 35 saves while only allowing one goal for the second time in two weeks (2-1 on Feb. 3).
“[Reimer] was huge. He bailed us out. He made a lot of great saves,” Florida defenseman Keith Yandle said. “Our goaltending has been amazing this year. When we were missing guys, they were stealing games for us and they continue to do the same.”
Both teams went scoreless throughout the first period however the Ducks were able to liven things up after Andrew Cogliano scored shorthanded at 2:45 as Ondrej Kase was serving a tripping penalty to give the Ducks a 1-0 lead.
Panthers Colton Sceviour scored off of an assist from Derek MacKenzie at 4:18, following an Anaheim turnover at the red line to even up the score at 1-1.
“As a line, we felt pretty confident,” Sceviour said. “We won the puck, created some turnovers and supported each other, which created a lot of chances throughout the game.”
Jaromir Jagr then took advantage of a defensive miscue from the Ducks to make his 760th career goal, pushing past the Ducks 2-1.
Aaron Ekblad got in on the action at 10:08, scoring on a power-play goal to make it 3-1.
Then came the game winner when Anaheim’s Josh Manson started to bring the puck out from behind his net but accidentally overskated which allowed Jagr to come up behind Manson, steal the puck, and make several stick moves while facing Gibson before scoring.
This was the Panthers sixth win in seven games and third straight win to start a series of five road games.
The five-game road trip continues Saturday at the Los Angeles Kings at 10pm . We will be live with the pregame at 9:00pm.