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Jaromir Jagr

Video: Panthers’ Jagr ties Phil Esposito with his 717th career goal


Jaromir Jagr opened the scoring for the Florida Panthers midway through the first period against the Tampa Bay Lightning this evening.

The goal was his first as a member of the Panthers and the 717th of his career tying him with Phil Esposito for fifth all-time.

Jagr is now 14 goals back of Marcel Dionne for fourth spot on the list.

Video: Jaromir Jagr scores 700th career goal

Jaromir Jagr

Jaromir Jagr’s has another achievement to add to his future Hall of Fame career .

Jagr scored his 700th career goal to give the Devils a 2-0 lead in the first period against the New York Islanders. Jagr is the seventh player to reach the 700-goal plateau all-time and is now eight goals behind Mike Gartner for sixth all-time in goals scored.

It may not have been a highlight-reel type of goal for the 42-year-old winger from Kladno, but they all count the same when they beat the goalie. Check out Jagr’s milestone goal with the call from the Devils broadcast.

As for how the all-time goal scorers list looks, here’s the company Jagr is keeping.

  1. Wayne Gretzky – 894
  2. Gordie Howe – 801
  3. Brett Hull – 741
  4. Marcel Dionne – 731
  5. Phil Esposito – 717
  6. Mike Gartner – 708
  7. Jaromir Jagr – 700


Not a bad group to be associated with.

PHT Morning Skate: Where Phil Esposito is still hardcore about the Summit Series

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PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.

Phil Esposito sounds as if he could play the 1972 Summit Series against the Soviet Union all over again right now. (Calgary Sun)

It must be Blake Wheeler day at the Winnipeg Sun, but Ken Wiebe has a great story about how Claude Noel lit a fire under him last season. (Winnipeg Sun)

Young forward Brett Connolly will get some needed time to work on his game in Syracuse in the AHL. (The Tampa Tribune)

Many Oilers forwards and prospects are eating it up in Europe already. Sure beats Seattle, right? Ahh, jokes. (Edmonton Journal)

Former Binghamton Senators coach Kurt Kleinendorst landed a new job as head coach the University of Alabama-Huntsville hockey team, replacing Chris Luongo. (The Huntsville Times)

Finally, check out Nikolay Zherdev’s goal for Atlant in the KHL. (KHL-YouTube)

Bruins sign first-rounder Malcolm Subban

2012 NHL Entry Draft - Round One

The Boston Bruins signed first-round draft pick Malcolm Subban to an entry-level contract today.

That takes him one step closer to a made-for-TV matchup with his brother P.K. Subban, whose Montreal Canadiens face the Bruins six times per season. (At least according to current scheduling.)

Malcolm Subban probably still has a long way to go to be the Tony to P.K.’s Phil Esposito, though.

Goalies tend to take some time to develop, and even with Tim Thomas almost certainly out of the picture, it could be a while before he receives extended NHL reps.

(On the other hand, P.K. made a quick jump – especially for a defenseman – so you never know.)

Until then, sportswriters will have to settle for less-interesting sibling vs. goalie duels such as Drew vs. Ryan Miller and Steve vs. Jonathan Bernier.

PHT Morning Skate: Blown leads and hurt feelings

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PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.

It’s probably for the best that you don’t ask Max Pacioretty where Zdeno Chara is. Paul Gaustad found that out last night. (Buffalo News)

The Blackhawks aren’t happy about a blown call that helped lead to their overtime loss to Vancouver. (CSNChicago.com)

The Leafs’ loss to the Penguins had both a blown three goal lead and a bad call that ultimately cost the Leafs the game. Paging Brian Burke! (TSN)

Adrian Dater wasn’t very impressed with Semyon Varlamov’s performance last night against Edmonton. (All Things Avs)

Ray Ferraro got busted calling out Paul Martin when he thought he wasn’t on the air. Whoops. (Pensblog)

Martin Brodeur is going to get ridden line a mule down the stretch. Good thing he’s used to that sort of thing. (The Star-Ledger)

Are Bryan Allen and Hal Gill on the Flyers’ trade radar? (Philly Inquirer)

Andrew Cogliano’s hat trick may have been natural, but he says it was ugly. (OC Register)

Condolences to Phil Esposito’s family on the passing of his daughter Carrie. Carrie was also married to former Lightning forward Alexander Selivanov. (Lightning)

Finally, we think Detroit’s Jan Mursak may have been hooked at some point here against Calgary. (NHL)