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Jagr gets four points, including goal 666

Jan 19, 2013, 11:41 PM EDT

One of the best things about the season being saved is that we get to watch aging greats like Jaromir Jagr and Teemu Selanne add to their already impressive careers.

40-year-old Jagr made his Dallas Stars debut on Saturday and led the team to a 4-3 victory over the Phoenix Coyotes.

Jagr netted his 666th career goal — and the first of the game — at 18:36 of the first period. You can watch him reach that milestone below:

That was just the start of what proved to be a great contest for him. He added another goal in the second period and also registered two assists for Dallas. In the process he gave Stars fans a reason to forget about the ongoing contract drama with Jamie Benn — at least for one night.

With 667 goals, Jagr is now just one away from Luc Robitaille and ninth place on the NHL’s career goals list.

At the same time, Selanne entered the season with 663 career goals and will likely chase Jagr to see which one of them will end up with more goals by the time they hang up their skates.

  1. tbbolts91 - Jan 20, 2013 at 12:00 AM

    good coverage of the lightning/caps game guys! (sarcasm) get typing.

    • zetaone - Jan 20, 2013 at 12:17 AM

      This isn’t

      All games aren’t “covered” here.

      • tbbolts91 - Jan 20, 2013 at 12:35 AM

        i’m not asking for coverage of all games, it just happened to be opening day between 2 powerhouse teams

  2. DTF31 - Jan 20, 2013 at 12:01 AM

    Imagine where Jagr would be if he didn’t spend those seasons in Russia.

  3. bluesrawesome - Jan 20, 2013 at 12:24 AM

    Both will get past Messier both good players work really hard.The way they play both could play another 2 years.

  4. Stiller43 - Jan 20, 2013 at 1:12 AM


    When did the lightning become a powerhouse team?

    • grudenthediva - Jan 20, 2013 at 2:38 AM

      Ovechkin got completely shut down by Hedman tonight…of course they aren’t going to mention that.

      And record last season be damned: when you have two of the best players in all of hockey, plus a Vincent Lecavalier ready to have a big (half) season, plus a bunch of intriguing new and developing pieces, that commands attention. Sorry ’bout it.

  5. phillyphanatic77 - Jan 20, 2013 at 2:47 AM

    Good for Jagr. He could have a solid season with a talented top-6 in Dallas.

  6. antkowiak666 - Jan 20, 2013 at 9:23 AM

    never get tired of watching Jagr play.Stars fans should attend throughout the season because of this guy.

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