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Jagr ties Yzerman on all-time goal-scoring list in Devils win

Nov 29, 2013, 9:51 PM EDT

Jaromir Jagr made some more history on Friday. In the process, he helped the New Jersey Devils stop a three-game losing streak, as they beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-2.

His 11th goal of the 2013-14 season gives him 692 in his career, tying him with Steve Yzerman for eighth all-time. He’s only two away from tying Mark Messier for seventh all-time at 694. Here’s the goal:

Jagr’s two assists also made a little history, although people generally don’t follow helpers as breathlessly as they do goals and points. The 41-year-old broke his tie for 11th all-time in assists with Joe Sakic tonight, as Jagr now has 1,018.

The Czech icon is encroaching on Mario Lemieux’s ranks in assists (1,018 to Lemieux’s 1,033 for 10th all-time) and points (1,710 to Lemieux’s 1,723 for seventh all-time).

With that win, the Devils are now 10-11-5. Cory Schneider finally received some goal support, as the Bergen Record’s Tom Gulitti captures:

The Hurricanes have the same record, as they are now 10-11-5 after splitting a home-and-home set against New Jersey.

  1. amityvillefun - Nov 29, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    Devils are getting their money’s worth out of Jagr.

  2. jkaplan11 - Nov 29, 2013 at 10:44 PM

    The real question is: What can’t he do?

    • theageofquarrel - Nov 30, 2013 at 8:47 AM

      Win another cup

    • theskinsman - Dec 1, 2013 at 4:24 PM

      Skate at full speed for more than 30 seconds. I’m glad the legend is playing well, but he was a huge dead weight on the Bruins last season.

  3. missthemexpos - Nov 29, 2013 at 11:25 PM

    The real question is: Where would Jagr rank on the all-time N.H.L. stats if he hadn’t gone back to Europe for 3 seasons?

    • esracerx46 - Nov 29, 2013 at 11:49 PM

      Don’t forget the whole lost 04-05 season. That’s the reason he went to Europe. And half a season last year.

      • esracerx46 - Nov 29, 2013 at 11:58 PM

        But you can’t dismiss Lemieux’s 3 lost seasons. Jagr has played 500 more games than Lemieux. Crazy.

      • c9castine - Nov 30, 2013 at 8:13 AM

        He went to europe after 2007-2008school season so not sure what your talking about

    • alicesrightfootesq - Nov 30, 2013 at 1:47 PM

      He’d finish second all-time in goals and points.

  4. blomfeld - Nov 30, 2013 at 12:05 AM

    At only 391, Ovechkin sure has a way to go before he enters this conversation eh ?

  5. canucks30 - Nov 30, 2013 at 12:10 AM

    There’s a ton of players you can play the “what if” game with in your mind:

    Bobby Orr
    Mario Lemieux
    Pavel Bure
    Eric Lindros
    Cam Neely
    Etc.

    Jagr is no different.

    Heck, guys like Brodeur, Sakic, Yzerman, and Gretzky would have even more astronomical numbers if it weren’t for “Gary’s Lockouts”.

    That being said, I don’t think Jagr has any regrets; being in the company of Yzerman, Sakic, Messier, and Lemieux is pretty darn good.

    • esracerx46 - Nov 30, 2013 at 12:19 AM

      Gretzky only lost half of 94/95. But I get your point.

      • nothanksimdriving123 - Nov 30, 2013 at 5:05 PM

        racer, 99 probably would have netted the 6 goals he needed to hit 900.

    • missthemexpos - Nov 30, 2013 at 1:26 AM

      You have compiled a great list of stars that had their careers cut short due to health concerns, and that is why Jagr is different, it was not devastating knee injuries or severe concussions that limited the number of games he suited up for in the N.H.L.

  6. crazemastercraze - Nov 30, 2013 at 8:15 AM

    One of the only decent things the Dev’s have going for them this year. Who would have thought?

    • echojester - Nov 30, 2013 at 1:01 PM

      Only decent thing? I think that the overall play of Brodeur/Schneider and Eric Gelinas’ 10 pts in his first 17 career games would like to have words with you sir.

  7. martysbetter - Nov 30, 2013 at 6:08 PM

    Been fun watching jagr play this year for the devils..this clip is also a good example of what Zajac does so well.

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