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Everything you may have missed this week in Panthers content

by Kyle Morrison /

Get ready for another late night with the Cats.

The puck drops tonight in Vancouver at 10pm, so take a nap, brew some coffee and get ready to spend your Friday night watching hockey!

In the meantime, though, let's get caught up on the past week.

Travelling Jagrs Steal the Show

Some familiar faces were in the stands for the Panthers games in Calgary and Edmonton this week - and they all looked vaguely like one of the faces on the ice.

The Travelling Jagrs, mullets and all, were in attendance for both games this week. And as they told, their numbers are larger than ever. 

Tweet from @FlaPanthers: That's it for the first period.Panthers: 2Flames: 1Jagrs: 15(!?)

What started as six friends on a trip to Las Vegas has grown into a group of 18 Jagr impersonators, though not all of them can make it to every game. And though the mystique of the Travelling Jagrs has grown tremendously, their message has not.

"For us it's not about our image or anything like that," Freeman said. "We've gotten an opportunity to watch a living legend play and we're trying to help people appreciate that and love the game like we do."

Cats & Dogs

Turns out cats and dogs can get along just fine - so long as they're united for a good cause.

That's exactly what happened on Jan. 14, when the Panthers honored members of Canine Assisted Therapy as that game's Moss Construction Community Champion.'s Jameson Olive wrote about the organization and its mission this week. 

The local non-profit strives to provide those in need - particularly those in hospitals and nursing homes - with canine companionship. And with this endowment from the Florida Panthers Foundation, they plan on placing a greater focus on helping another group in need - veterans.

"We feel that they've given us so much and there are so many veterans out there that are alone and have nobody," executive director Joanne Jurgle told Olive. "A visit from a team once a week brightens their day, but it's nothing compared to what they give to us."

GIF of the Week

Tweet from @FlaPanthers: Some neat @trocheck_89 #stats!- 2 snipes tonight- 3 straight multi-point games- 5 game point streak (9 points)In other words: ������

Quick Hitters

- Mike Matheson's Q&A about his girlfriend, Emily Pfalzer, star of the NWHL's Buffalo Beauts. 

- ESPN's Craig Custance wrote about Henrik Borgström's development in his Atlantic Division Progress Report (Insider Required) 

- This week's In the Pipeline gives the latest on Adam Mascherin, Samuel Montembeault and the rest of the Cats prospects.

- This year's Valentines packageis a deal you'll fall in love with

- The Panthers are hosting a Book Drive on 1/26 

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