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Watch Jagr tie Luc Robitaille on all-time goals list in style

Feb 7, 2013, 7:57 AM EDT

Dallas Stars forward Jaromir Jagr is now tied for 10th place in the NHL’s all-time goal scoring list.

The 40-year-old has found the back of the net 668 times and 115 of those goals have been game-winners — including the one he netted in overtime on Wednesday.

“That feeling never gets old,” Jagr said in a Stars’ report. “When you score in overtime, everybody is talking about it.”

If you missed Jagr’s historic goal, you can watch it below:

The big question is if Jagr will ultimately play beyond this season. If he does, he could surpass former teammate Mario Lemieux, who is still 22 goals ahead of him on the all-time list with 22.

Jagr is also fighting to stay ahead of Anaheim Ducks forward Teemu Selanne, who is the second highest active player with 666 goals. No one else playing in the NHL today are even remotely close to those two titans in the goals list.

  1. bardown66 - Feb 7, 2013 at 8:32 AM

    Jagr is a great player, and as a penguins fan I forgave him in my mind a long time ago. Hall of fame, without a doubt. However, he will never be better than Mario. Lemieux played less games and is still ahead in total points I believe. I’m not going to be a dick and say he isn’t an awesome all time great, he just isn’t in the class with Mario, Orr, or Gretzky.

    • bardown66 - Feb 7, 2013 at 8:35 AM

      He is better than Selanne btw, he has more NHL games due to jagr’s khl stint. He didn’t take advantage of those years to out distance between him and jagr

  2. hockeydon10 - Feb 7, 2013 at 8:47 AM

    Not being a Penguins, Caps, Rangers, Flyers or Stars fan, I don’t really root for or against Jagr. That being said, congrats to him on this milestone.

    That may be true on technical merits, but when two players have reached such lofty levels as Jagr or Selanne, it hardly matters which is ahead of the other.

    In other words, make a list of all the players that have ever played in the history of the NHL. Jagr being ahead of Selanne a spot or a few spots is pretty miniscule. Both are legendary.

  3. ibieiniid - Feb 7, 2013 at 8:54 AM

    so I haven’t seen a LOT of the Oilers this season but can I assume this is why Ryan Whitney was a healthy scratch the other day? he got beat pretty bad on not even that tricky of a move.

    • ntvd7 - Feb 7, 2013 at 11:35 AM

      He got shook on that one…..

      “Hi Ryan, meet the press box”

  4. hockeydon10 - Feb 7, 2013 at 8:56 AM

    I just called them legendary, which is something thought about before.

    With Lidstrom retired, in my mind it feels like Jagr, Selanne and Brodeur are the last three players that might be considered legendary in the last generation.

    There was a series on the Biography channel about the legends of hockey, covering various players that people pretty much unanimously consider the best of all time. (For anyone that hasn’t seen it, you can find most of them on youtube.) I could see Jagr, Selanne and Brodeur being featured, as well as recent retirees like Hull, Sakic, Modano, Yzerman, Hasek, Roy and others. The three I listed above are all still playing, the fall into that same generation in my mind. While I know there are no true generations in hockey — new great players come into the league all the time — it seems like something of a milestone.

    (Or maybe it’s because that is the amount of time I’ve been following hockey closely, rather than as a casual fan; about 20 years.)

  5. yougotgirouxed - Feb 7, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    Similar to Iverson, Jagr’s got steez. Im not saying he was better than Gretzky or AI better than Jordan. But I just love they way they each play. They have their own style

    • jpelle82 - Feb 7, 2013 at 11:22 AM

      what is steez? is that a philly slang for something? i feel old all of a sudden

      • ntvd7 - Feb 7, 2013 at 3:21 PM

        Steez = Style

        Jagr still has the swaw, steez, style

  6. jpelle82 - Feb 7, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    he is 27 goals from 7th on the list and 32 away from 700. very real possibility he could get there with just one more season, based on the way he is playing this year.

    • jpelle82 - Feb 7, 2013 at 11:09 AM

      seems so weird to think of him up there with gartner, esposito, dionne, howe, gretzky, hull…maybe its the way he has carried himself or maybe its just because he is still playing but i just dont see him in that light yet. getting past lemieux and mess would be a whole other level.

  7. spavs412 - Feb 7, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    Pens fan and I love jagr still. He crushed me with his gambling issues and force of the hand to patrick ta trade him but many of my best pgh memories as a kid had Mario on IR and jags being the best in the world. Pgh is blessed, Mario in his prime jagr, Sid, geno, Francis, the list goes on and on of the world class talent that won cups with us! We are very lucky that a small city like ours can get some of the best players for our city to watch.

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