Oct 29, 2013; Newark, NJ, USA; New Jersey Devils right wing Jaromir Jagr (68) celebrates his goal during the second period of their game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

Jagr gets 119th game-winning goal as Devils beat Lightning, 2-1


On Tuesday night Jaromir Jagr scored his 119th game winning goal, as the Devils went on to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning by a score of 2-1. According to ESPN,

The 684th goal of Jagr’s 20-year NHL career put him one ahead of Hall of Famer Phil Esposito. Gordie Howe holds the record with 121, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.

Devils goaltender, Martin Brodeur, has been around almost as long as Jagr, as they are both 41 years old. He had some kind words to say regarding Jagr’s performance thus far this season.

“He’s been around a long time, longer than me actually, and that’s pretty tough to say,” Brodeur said. “This guy is amazing, the way he plays the game. I knew of him and played against him when I was younger so I can’t say anything about his past, but what I have seen in his three months here, it’s pretty amazing to see him go. Not just the way he plays, but in the room and the way he conducts himself.”

The New Jersey Devils (3-5-4) will be at home when the Flyers come to town on Saturday. Tampa Bay’s (8-4-0) next game will be on Friday when they will play on th road against the Carolina Hurricanes.

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