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Jagr ties Messier on goal-scoring list in Devils win

Dec 21, 2013, 10:15 PM EDT

Jaromir Jagr scored the 694th goal of his NHL career on Saturday, helping the New Jersey Devils beat the Washington Capitals 5-4 in OT and reaching another milestone in the process.

That tally ties him for seventh all-time with Mark Messier. He passed Steve Yzerman earlier this week.

It could take a while – possibly another season – to reach sixth place, however. Mike Gartner currently owns that spot with 708 goals.

In the meantime, Jagr and the Devils other old fogies merely pine for the playoffs. New Jersey has won three of four to improve to 15-15-7 while the Caps continue to rotate wins and losses at 19-13-4.

(Speaking of prolific goal scorers, Alex Ovechkin scored his 30th goal on Saturday. Maybe he’ll push Jagr’s totals in the future?)

  1. crazemastercraze - Dec 21, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    He’s been incredible. Schooling the younger guys on this team who should be contributing more.

  2. devilsarethebest - Dec 21, 2013 at 10:38 PM

    33 points in 37 games. WOW just WOW

  3. 950003cups - Dec 21, 2013 at 10:38 PM

    He’s playing amazing hockey. The whole team defense has been stellar. Three of the five goals were by a defenseman. That’s not old time devils hockey at all. This is up tempo, in your face, on your butt, hockey. That’s smash mouth hockey!

    • oruacat2 - Dec 21, 2013 at 11:06 PM

      I think our defense has been terrible – we can’t hold a lead. No Parise and no Kovy – I really thought we’d struggle to score goals, but our stingy defense/goaltending would keep us in games and result in a good, but not great, season. Instead it’s been the exact opposite – we’re getting offense, but not defense. Strange year, so far.

      • nj666 - Dec 22, 2013 at 12:42 PM

        wow you don’t know what you’re talking about if you think the defense has been “terrible”. I’m pretty sure the devils have the least shots allowed in the league… A lot of other teams would love to have our defensive depth

  4. valoisvipers - Dec 21, 2013 at 10:46 PM

    Jsem tak rád, že se Jágr, projít, že levné výstřel umělec Messier

  5. handsofsweed - Dec 21, 2013 at 10:47 PM

    Imagine if where he’d be if he hadn’t missed 4 entire seasons due to the first lockout and 3 years in the KHL. If he stays healthy (and he has so far), he’s going to be back next year.

    • hockeydon10 - Dec 23, 2013 at 10:57 AM

      He’d probably be ahead of Brett Hull by now.

  6. pdmjr - Dec 21, 2013 at 10:59 PM

    Jagr always kept himself in great shape, not just hockey shape but strength training too. He looks younger than he did 5 years ago. I don’t see him stopping until they drag him off the ice. That’s if someone has the strength.

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