Jaromir Jagr moved into a tie with Mario Lemieux on the all-time goals list, scoring the overtime winner vs the Los Angeles Kings last night. It was Jagr’s 9th goal of the season and 690th career goal, tying Lemieux for 9th in NHL history.
Jagr has hit in the 690 goal mark in 1,412 games, while Lemieux finished his career with 690 goals in just 915 games. Jagr’s 18 career overtime goals are first in league history and he made some more history last night tying Gordie Howe for the NHL lead in career game winning goals with 121.
Jagr who showed signs of looking finished last post-season, is off to a tremendous start with 9 goals, 18 points and a +10 rating for the surging New Jersey Devils who have won three straight and are 6-3-1 in their last 10 games. The Devils have moved into third place in the Metropolitan division and trail second place Washington by just two points.