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Jagr passes Lemieux for 7th all-time in scoring in Devils’ win

Jan 11, 2014, 9:53 PM EDT

Tim Thomas stole many of the headlines (and at least a couple should-be goals) on Saturday night, but Jaromir Jagr made history as the New Jersey Devils beat the Florida Panthers 2-1 in OT.

Jagr assisted on Marek Zidlicky‘s game-winning goal with just a few seconds left in the overtime period. With that, he broke a tie with Mario Lemieux for seventh all-time in point scoring with his 1,724th.

The 41-year-old has 36 points in 46 games this season. He reached that 1,724th point in the 1,437th game of his NHL career.

Here are the six players ahead of Jagr, all-time:

1. Wayne Gretzky – 2,857 points
2. Mark Messier – 1,887
3. Gordie Howe – 1,850
4. Ron Francis – 1,798
5. Marcel Dionne – 1,771
6. Steve Yzerman – 1,755

For all the critiques Jagr has sent his team’s way, the veteran winger is backing up his words on the ice, even after all this time. The Devils improved to 19-18-9 on the season with the win while Florida fell to 17-21-7.

Related: Thomas didn’t make it easy for the Devils to score tonight, to say the least.

  1. hallforpresident - Jan 11, 2014 at 10:12 PM

    Jagr is great, here’s to hoping that he can break 700 goals!

  2. 950003cups - Jan 11, 2014 at 10:17 PM

    That was just plain awesomely awesome at its awesomest!!!

  3. whiskytango333 - Jan 11, 2014 at 10:18 PM

    Only took Jagr about 400 more gsmes than Lemieux.

    66 still the best to ever lace up the skates.

    • biasedhomer - Jan 11, 2014 at 10:24 PM

      You have 99 upside down.

      • whiskytango333 - Jan 11, 2014 at 10:29 PM

        Nope. 66 did alot more with a whole lot less. And thats no disrespect to 99.

    • drewzducks - Jan 12, 2014 at 1:40 AM

      Someone never heard of #4.

  4. 950003cups - Jan 11, 2014 at 10:21 PM

    It was extremely crucial to get that goal. Devils have put one puck in the net in all their shootouts combined this year. They knew they had to win the game before a shootout.

  5. hardkor07mn - Jan 11, 2014 at 11:34 PM

    Gretzky is hands down the BEST player of all time! This isn’t even an argument. Congrats to Jagr. Great player.

  6. crazemastercraze - Jan 11, 2014 at 11:35 PM

    Jagr is amazing. On any team

  7. benrob99 - Jan 12, 2014 at 2:34 PM

    To paraphrase a politician. I knew Mario Lemieux… you sir are no Mario Lemieux.

    On the other topic… as much as I love Mario, to call anyone other than Gretzky the greatest of all time is downright silly.

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