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Jagr records 1,600th career point

Posted on: October 6, 2011 9:08 pm
Edited on: October 6, 2011 11:11 pm
 


By: Adam Gretz

We were a bit worried about the Philadelphia Flyers offense following the loss of Mike Richards, Jeff Carter and Ville Leino over the summer, but perhaps this Jaromir Jagr and Claude Giroux connection will be a suitable replacement. They seemed to quickly develop some chemistry in the preseason and their playmaking ability was on display in the first period of Thursday's season opening 2-1 win against the defending Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins.

With the Flyers trailing, 1-0, late in the first period, Jagr set up Giroux for the 1,600th point of his NHL career, becoming just the ninth player in NHL history to reach that mark, joining Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier, Gordie Howe, Ron Francis, Marcel Dionne, Steve Yzerman, Mario Lemieux and Joe Sakic.

The goal itself was a beauty from Giroux, a player that's developed a flare for highlight reel goals throughout his young career, as he blew past Boston's best defender, Zdeno Chara, and then made a nice backhand-to-forehead move to dangle around the best goalie in the NHL, Tim Thomas, and slide the puck into the net.

Just minutes later Jakub Voracek beat Thomas seconds before the period came to a close to score what proved to be the game-winning goal. Just as important for the Flyers is that their big-money pickup from over summer, Ilya Bryzgalov, stopped 22 of the 23 shots he faced to earn his first win for Philadelphia.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 15, 2011 4:35 pm
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Since: Sep 28, 2007
Posted on: October 7, 2011 7:13 pm
 

Jagr records 1,600th career point

It is pretty impressive that he took the 3 years away and still hits the 1600 pt mark.  Look at that list!  Like him or not that list is all Hall of Fame and first ballot to boot.  Voters may make him wait to get in b/c he did leave for 3 yrs, but you could add in a bunch more pts had he stayed.  He should prove fun to watch and Coach says he is really helping out babysitting the kids in the locker room too.  Who knew he was a quiet leader like that?  I didn't.  I also heard that he has the keys and goes back almost every night to a nice empty rink to a bit of a work-out with the place to himself.   



Since: Oct 1, 2010
Posted on: October 7, 2011 1:39 pm
 

Jagr records 1,600th career point

Jagr has been looking good so far.That line is definately going to be fun to watch this year.Jagr was definatelt a good pick up for the Flyers.



Since: Jun 7, 2010
Posted on: October 7, 2011 10:04 am
 

Jagr records 1,600th career point

This power play is going to be SICK!  Now if Danny can stay out of the box.  He was lucky to not get called for holding the stick last night.  He's the man in the playoffs but he gets called for these stupid minors that kill us.



Since: Feb 8, 2007
Posted on: October 7, 2011 8:57 am
 

Jagr records 1,600th career point

Congrats to Jagr. 1600 points is an incredible achievement, and he even took 3 years off to play in Russia.



My stomach hurts and I feel dirty saying that.



At least the point was on an absolutely sick goal by super g.



Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: October 7, 2011 3:37 am
 

Jagr records 1,600th career point

Giroux's goal was absolutely SICK!  That guy is going to breakout this year.  Last year he was only "warming up"  :P



Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: October 7, 2011 3:36 am
 

Jagr records 1,600th career point

Just don't call them "The Dream Team" get it? lol.
Are you telling this to Vince Young?  I didn't know he followed hockey.  He barely follows football.



Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: October 7, 2011 1:48 am
 

Jagr records 1,600th career point

Jagr, Giroux and JVR may turn out to be one damn right nasty line!!! They have it all!!!
Perhaps, but it is only one game..be patient before you declare that.

Just don't call them "The Dream Team" get it? lol. 



Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: October 6, 2011 11:17 pm
 

Jagr records 1,600th career point

Jagr, Giroux and JVR may turn out to be one damn right nasty line!!! They have it all!!!


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