Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Jagr Breaks Espo's Record with 119th Game-Winning Goal (Not Really: Edited)

41-year-old Jaromir Jagr turned a turnover into a midlife crisis for the Tampa Bay Lighting, and notched his 119th game-winning goal in the Devils' 2-1 win.

Jagr broke a tie with Phil Esposito, the former Blackhawks, Bruins and Rangers center who netted 716 goals in his 19-year career.

***Originally reported as the NHL's all-time record for game-winning goals, it turns out that Gordie Howe had 121.*** (Read more about the error and its origin here)

In 20 NHL seasons, Jagr now has 684 goals and 1,698 points.

Jagr stripped the puck from Martin St. Louis on the play and raced the length of the ice before beating Lighting goale Ben Bishop stick side. The goal gave the Devils a 2-0 lead, and another 41-year-old, Martin Brodeur, helped New Jersey hang on for the win.