Shorthanded was the early theme for the Ducks as they began the latest chapter of their season. Then Jaromir Jagr turned it into The Old Man and the Steal.
Playing without veteran center Antoine Vermette and boosted by Andrew Cogliano’s third shorthanded goal this season, the Ducks appeared ready for victory in their first home game this month.
But the 45-year-old Jagr’s brilliant play highlighted a three-goal second period by the Florida Panthers and the Ducks lost, 4-1, on Friday at Honda Center.
Jagr stole the puck from defenseman Josh Manson behind the net, made several dekes on goalie John Gibson and easily scored the go-ahead goal. The turn-back-time play was...