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Jets drop another as Jaromir Jagr further cements his legacy.

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Another Loss added to the Jets record tonight against the Florida Panthers. Thanks to Roberto Luongo and the ageless wonder that is Jaromir Jagr.

Nikolaj Ehlers scored the lone goal in the first period, although it was originally credited to Andrew Ladd. The game was fairly back in fourth in the first but what stood out the most was Jonathan Huberdeau getting hurt after being hit/shoved by Jacob Trouba. Huberdeau's back slammed into the boards, but the worst part was his forehead bouncing off the ice after he fell down. It may have just been my imagination, but it looked as if he may have even been cut open in the forehead area as well. He did not return to the game. If I had to take a guess, he was certainly concussed to some extent.

The Jets had a lot of great chances in the second period, gettin three prime breakaways. But, Roberto Luongo stood on his head on all three. Then, history took place as Jaromir Jagr scored to tie himself for third as the all time leading goal scorer in the history of the NHL. It was the 741st goal of his career. Can you imagine how much higher up he would be in the record books if he didn't leave for four years to play in the KHL?  He is just incredible to watch, especially at his age.

Early in the third the Jets were called for a penalty and Riley Smith was able to make it 2-1 for the Panthers. And Wouldn't you know it, Jaromir Jagr would score for a second time to secure his spot as the third highest scorer in the NHL. It's always an honor when the Jets are the team a player chooses to reach a milestone whether it be Steven Stamkos or Jaromir Jagr.

The Jets were unable to mount any sort of comeback despite a fairly well played game and the Panthers would go on to win 3-1. The story remained the same though, Jets get penalized one too many times and their opponents are able to seize this opportunity to beat them.

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