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Video: Jagr scores milestone goal in overtime

Nov 22, 2013, 1:45 AM EDT

Jaromir Jagr joined elite company Thursday night.

The 41-year-old New Jersey Devils forward scored in overtime to help lift his team over the L.A. Kings by a final score of 2-1, joining Gordie Howe for the all-time NHL lead in career game-winning goals with a whopping 121, according to the league’s public relations department.

Jagr’s goal – his ninth of the season – was the 690th of his distinguished career, tying him for ninth all-time in the NHL with his former Pittsburgh Penguins teammate Mario Lemieux, again according to the NHL public relations department.

  1. canucks30 - Nov 22, 2013 at 2:13 AM

    👏👏👏

  2. ron05342 - Nov 22, 2013 at 3:22 AM

    Brutal loss, Kings outplayed them the whole game, outshot them 35-15.

    Just one of those games.

    • 950003cups - Nov 22, 2013 at 3:26 AM

      Just one of those… nothings!! It’s a repeat of their last game in NJ a week ago. Devils outplayed LA and came up short. Now we’re even.

      • ron05342 - Nov 22, 2013 at 4:07 AM

        Maybe in your mind we are even.

        But we still punished your sorry butt in the SC Finals. You will never get even for that.

        The sad thing is, NJ has always been my favorite second team. But its fans like you that make me chill on that choice of second best.

      • dohepa - Nov 22, 2013 at 9:24 AM

        Ron. Calm down. Breathe. Okay, now take your ball and go home.

      • samsonsimpson9 - Nov 22, 2013 at 2:44 PM

        Its true, NJ may never have an opportunity to get for the Stanley Cup loss. But that’s only because the Kings have averaged a Stanley Cup finals appearance once every 22 years. By the time the Kings even make the finals again, the Devils will probably have won another 2 to 3 cups, with another 1 or 2 appearances.

    • endusersolutions2013 - Nov 22, 2013 at 2:17 PM

      I see where “team allegiance” effects perception. Not a fan of either, so here’s a couple things to consider. Schneider had a great game. Mike Quick has similarly frustrated lots of other teams in a similar manner. It happens, you say gongrade to the goalie for a great game and move on.

      The two teams are unusual among the NHL teams in terms of strength of schedule (SOS). Almost everyone knows that the WC is a lot tougher than the EC this year, so most WC teams have a harder schedule due to playing a much higher % of tough teams.

      But looking at the Sagarin rankings (statsgeek), I see the Kings have a SOS rating of 28th, while the Devils are ranked 13th in that measure.

      So while the Kings clearly have a better record, there may well be less of a difference between these two teams then their record currently indicates.

  3. 2late2matter - Nov 22, 2013 at 6:33 AM

    Sticking with the story theme, congrats goes to Jaromir Jagr in tying Mr. Hockey – Gordie Howe’s long standing goal record – arguably one of the greatest to play the game of hockey.

    Gordie certainly rates in the same breath as other ‘greats’ Gretzky, Orr, Hull and Richard. Jagr is set to join the ranks of the elite.

    • bigrboland - Nov 22, 2013 at 11:06 AM

      You forgot a pretty important great. 66.

    • bigrboland - Nov 22, 2013 at 3:07 PM

      I’m getting thumbs down for mentioning 66??? Do you realize that it took Jagr 497 more games than Mario to hit 690 goals? Not hatin on Jagr, just saying.

  4. lenapedevil - Nov 22, 2013 at 7:03 AM

    This new kid, Jagr… He’s gonna be something special! Also, an amazing game by Cory Schneider!

  5. spyder9669 - Nov 22, 2013 at 9:08 AM

    hey ron if I recall you opened your mouth first. take the loss like a man and quit making excuses. the better team wins every single time. and keep pimping that stanley cup trophy how many does jersey have now?? look it up.

  6. amityvillefun - Nov 22, 2013 at 9:09 AM

    Jagr is so much fun to watch. I’m glad to see he’s still effective and having fun playing the game. I’m kind of bummed the Bruins didn’t keep him!

    • mkabbeko - Nov 22, 2013 at 10:00 AM

      Completely agree. He has such a calming presence and brings so much to a young team at this stage in his career. I wish the Flyers would have made an attempt to keep him. If so, they may not be in such a bad place.

  7. jhaegs - Nov 22, 2013 at 10:27 AM

    As a kid, I remember watching my dad play ice hockey. He would always wear his Jagr sweater and sported the same black, curly mullet until the late 90’s.

    Congrats, Mr. Jagr! You are an ageless wonder.

  8. ruthlessandtoothless - Nov 22, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    Holmgren’s made some dumb moves but making Jagr wait to re-sign so he could try to throw $210 million at Suter and Parise who had no intention of playing anywhere but in the midwest might be in his top 5 dumbest.

    • bigrboland - Nov 22, 2013 at 11:07 AM

      Homer is just dumb. Period!

    • stepanup - Nov 22, 2013 at 12:49 PM

      If it wasn’t for another dumb move, the JVR for Luke Schenn trade, failing to resign Jagr wouldn’t even be noticed as a mistake.

      Jagr’s ageless because he’s worked for it. He has amazing dedication to the sport and to his own body. It’s a great combination of skill and work ethic that makes players reach that level.

  9. terrier92 - Nov 22, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    I root for jarg every night now . I luv what this guy is doing now . Fun to watch him without puck .he is using smarts and skills to get by . It’s terrific to see . Listen I’m no Pens fan actually long time bruins season ticket holder and let me say Mario was most dominant player I have ever watched My perspective goes back to 1969 so I’ve seen most of the great ones live

    • bigrboland - Nov 22, 2013 at 7:46 PM

      I’m biased because I’m Pens fan, but I have to agree with you. His stride, his reach, his shot, his vision, were just amazing. You just couldn’t stop him on the PP. I wish he didn’t have the cancer and the back problems. Who knows what kind of numbers he could have put up. I can’t imagine another player ever matching his physical attributes and his skill set. The younger hockey fans owe it to themselves to find some footage of his playing days.

  10. endusersolutions2013 - Nov 23, 2013 at 12:14 AM

    It occurred to me that nobody actually posted a link the the replay. It was a really nice goal, on a really nice pass. Noteworthy, not only for the game wining goal record, but he also got the overtime winning goal record.

    http://nhl.si.com/2013/11/22/jaromir-jagr-mario-lemieux-devils-game-winner/

    Should have posted this before, so should several others. Slackers we are.

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