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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Jagr hopes to be ready for Isles

For a team that could use some good news, here's some that's not.

Jaromir Jagr want to play tomorrow vs Isles.  Tim Pannachio of CSN-Philly noted that he took practice today.

It will be Jagr's first game against the Isles since April 4, 2008.  Jagr's career numbers against the Isles are beyond incredible:  59-82=141 in 91 games.  This includes a 7-point game, five 4-point games, and ten 3-point games.

Jagr had recorded two hat tricks and ten other two-goal games against the Isles.  He once had an 11-year (22 game) point scoring streak against the Isles at the Coliseum (1995-2006).   He is 27-43-70 in 44 games at Coliseum (and 32-39-71 in PIT/WAS/NYR).

Jagr's first game against the Isles was his 5th in the NHL (10-13-1990) -- just 6 1/2 months after Uwe Krupp knocked the Isles into the playoffs by beating Pittsburgh and dropping the Isles to 6th in the draft, behind Pittsburgh.
Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since 1982. Visit my blog: NYISkinny.com and follow me on Twitter @ehornick

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