Jagr lifts Panthers past Blue Jackets, 4-3


Published 10:00 p.m. ET Jan. 14, 2017 | Updated 13 hours ago

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers again got the better of the NHL’s best team.

Jaromir Jagr scored early in the third period, helping lead the Panthers past the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 on Saturday night.

With the Panthers leading 3-2, Jagr slid in a loose puck behind Joonas Korpisalo for his eighth goal of the season 1:27 into the third.

The play was started on a rush from Vincent Trocheck, who put a shot on goal and watched Jared McCann first take a swing at it before Jagr netted the eventual winner.

“He did it last year. There was a part of the season I thought he was our best player and it was a smart decision from management to sign him for long term,” said Jagr of Trocheck, who earlier this week was named Florida’s lone representative for the All-Star Game in Los Angeles.

“I really like him. He deserves…

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