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Video: Jagr beats two Detroit defenders, snaps shot top corner

Mar 7, 2014, 9:27 PM EDT

Age can’t seem to stop Jaromir Jagr – for now. Neither could a pair of Detroit Red Wings defenders during a rush in the second period of Friday’s game.

Jagr, the 42-year-old veteran New Jersey Devils forward, went top corner with a wrist shot on Jonas Gustavsson, but not before he managed to keep on the puck despite the tandem effort of Luke Glendening and Niklas Kronwall to try and check him as he entered the offensive zone. Jagr maintained control, made a few more moves and then snapped his shot.

It counted as Jagr’s 20th goal of the season, and the 701st of his career.

  1. runhigh24 - Mar 7, 2014 at 9:36 PM

    Such an amazing player. Incredible to think of what his numbers could of been if not for lockouts, 3 years in the KHL and having the prime of his career in the Dead Puck Era.

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Mar 7, 2014 at 10:24 PM

      As it is, he now has more 20 goal seasons than Wayne Gretzky, though he needs 4 more to tie Gordie Howe’s 22 such seasons.

    • valoisvipers - Mar 7, 2014 at 11:41 PM

      He is still the man!

  2. penguins87and71 - Mar 7, 2014 at 9:40 PM

    I totally agree, his a great hockey player. I just can’t believe his 42 years old and still going strong!

  3. 19to77 - Mar 7, 2014 at 9:41 PM

    The gift that keeps on giving. A bit surprised he didn’t move to a definite playoff team at the deadline.

    • cofran2004 - Mar 8, 2014 at 9:36 AM

      He’ll take another crack at it next year. He obviously can still play, and oddly enough, he’s still durable. Has he been out yet this season?

      Either way… SOMEONE will sign him for the 2014-15 season. Its just a question of who.

  4. sixchr - Mar 7, 2014 at 10:39 PM

    I wish he would have done that in the playoffs last year…

    • cofran2004 - Mar 8, 2014 at 10:26 AM

      Didn’t he have like… 10 assists? I know he didn’t score, but its not like he was invisible.

  5. guitarhunterdude - Mar 8, 2014 at 9:49 AM

    I’ll post the obligatory “Moves like Jagr” comment. Yes, it’s reference to a horrid song from an even worse band, but it’s happening anyway.

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