Jaromir Jagr‘s tie with Brett Hull for third all-time on the NHL’s all-time goals list didn’t last long. It didn’t even last a full game.
Jagr scored the 741st goal of his distinguished career in the second period of the Florida Panthers’ game against the Winnipeg Jets. He broke his tie with Hull via his 742nd goal in the third period, with Jussi Jokinen grabbing assists on both goals.
Here’s video for goal 741:
And here’s 742:
This also marks his 20th goal of the season and his third at age 44, by the way.
There could be another bigger milestone in Jagr’s sights:
Brad Marchand is enjoying the best goal-scoring season of his career, so it’s only fitting that he set a new career-best mark with a beautiful tally.
Marchand scored his 29th goal during his Boston Bruins’ game against the Dallas Stars on Saturday.
Check it out in video form below:
This GIF captures that great moment of skill quite well:
His previous high was 28 goals in 2011-12, when he also generated a career-best 55 points. This goal marks his 44th point of 2015-16.
Update: Marchand added another goal, so now he has 30 for the first time in his NHL career.
Jaromir Jagr made history once again on Saturday, and all due respect to scoring a rare goal as a 44-year-old, this bit means a lot more.
The living legend scored the 741st goal of his career (and, OK, his second at age 44) to tie Brett Hull for third all-time in goals.
Jagr still has a healthy chunk of time to score another goal against the Winnipeg Jets and pass “The Golden Brett” altogether.
Here’s video of that goal:
Injuries were already an issue for the Florida Panthers heading on tonight’s game, as their big line was diluted thanks to Aleksander Barkov‘s absence.
Now they may be down two-thirds of that big three (keep your head on a swivel, Jaromir Jagr), as Jonathan Huberdeau was shaken up after taking a significant check from Winnipeg Jets defenseman Jacob Trouba.
Here’s video of that unfortunate fall:
One added concern is that it sounds like Huberdeau was at least getting tested for a concussion:
Mere moments after this was posted, it was confirmed that his night is over thanks to an upper-body injury:
The Detroit Red Wings will be without impressive rookie scorer Dylan Larkin on Saturday, as the speedy forward is dealing with an illness.
Larkin did not participate in Detroit’s morning skate either thanks to whatever is ailing him. This may be a poorly timed issue, too, as the Red Wings also play against the New York Rangers on Sunday.
Here’s the lineup the Red Wings are rolling with against the Ottawa Senators now that Larkin’s on the shelf: