Jaromir Jagr scored a game-winning goal with a flashback to his heyday.
Stealing the puck at the blue line, Jagr skated the length of the ice, froze Tampa Bay goaltender Ben Bishop with a sleek move and deposited a second-period wrist shot into an open net to give the New Jersey Devils a 2-1 victory over the Lightning on Tuesday night.
The 684th goal of Jagr's 20-year NHL career, gave him 119 game-winners, putting him one ahead of Hall of Famer Phil Esposito, who retired in 1981. It was originally reported that Jagr had set the NHL record, but Gordie Howe holds the record with 121 game-winning goals.
"I remember him, I was watching (Esposito) in 1972," Jagr said. "I wasn't watching it live, I was just born in '72. I was watching the tapes and he was the man back then."
During his career, Jagr also once was the man. Those days are over and now he just enjoys playing.
"You have to be pretty lucky to score at the right time," said Jagr, who owns the record for overtime goals. "Tha...