The mistake spread and was reported widely last night after the game, until the Elias Sports Bureau cleared up the mess on Twitter after the game.
The error about Jagr and the game-winning goals record dates back to last season. It was also in Bruins' media notes after he tied Esposito.— Tom Gulitti (@TGfireandice) October 30, 2013
Oh, well, we feel stupid and we're not ashamed to admit it. But at least we had this tweet to make us laugh:
Despite what you may have heard or read, Gordie Howe is still the all-time @NHL leader in game-winning goals with 121.— Bob Waterman (@esbbob) October 30, 2013
What will we be fooled into thinking next, that the Toronto Maple Leafs will pass the Montreal Canadiens for most Stanley Cups all time if they win the cup this year?
The Patrik Elias sports bureau still believes Jagr holds the NHL GWG record, however.— Sherry Ross (@SherryDarlingNJ) October 30, 2013