Around the NHL: Jagr, Kane and more


Photo courtesy of Kate Frese

Jaromir Jagr continues to add to his legend. Last night in Dallas, the ageless one scored his 731st career NHL goal. That goal move Jagr into a tie with Marcel Dionne for fourth place on the NHL's all time goal list. He scored just 51 seconds into the first period.  He had been stuck on 730 goals for the past eight games. He will have the chance to sit alone in fourth place when the Panthers battle the Bruins on Saturday.  Jagr needs 10 more goals to catch Brett Hull for third all time and 27 points to match gordie Howe for third place in that category as well.

24 and Counting

Forget touching him, just being in the same arena with Patrick Kane may cause you get burned. The Blackhawks star forward extended his club record point streak to 24 games on Thursday night in Nashville. He did so with his 18th goal of the season early in the third period. Predators coach Peter Laviolette challenged the goal but upon review it was upheld. 

Kane is one game shy of tying Sydney Crosby's streak of 25 games in 2011-12 which is the longest streak in over 20 years. He will get that chance tonight as the Blackhawks are back in action against the Jets. The NHL record is 51 consecutive games set by the great one himself Wayne Gretzky back in 1983-84. 


Pittsburgh forward and fan favorite Pascal Dupuis announced he will not be able to continue his playing career. Dupuis has been battling health issues related to blood clots for some time and has decided the time has come to hang up the skates. 

The Penguins honored their teammate during Wednesday night's game against Colorado by wearing decals on their helmets and keeping his stall in the locker room fully ready. He spent nine seasons in Pittsburgh with his best year coming in 2011-12 when he scored 25 goals and registered 59 points.

Dupuis will be put on long term injured reserve much like Chris Pronger was during the end of his tenure in Philadelphia. Best of luck to him going forward with life after hockey.


The Vancouver Canucks will be without the services of defenseman Dan Hamhuis for an undisclosed amount of time. Hamhuis will require surgery for a facial fracture he suffered in the teams game against the New York Rangers on Wednesday night.

Hamhuis took a puck to the face off a shot by Ranger blueliner Dan Boyle. He needed to be helped to the bench by his teammates where he suffered even more problems and had to be taken to a local hospital by ambulance. 

League Leaders through 12/10/15

Goals – Benn (19)

Assists – Kane (26)

Points – Kane (44)

Plus/Minus – Larkin (+20)

Wins – Holtby (17)

Bill Minchin is a contributing writer for Flyerdelphia. Follow Bill on Twitter @wtfd103074. 

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