SAN JOSE, CA - MARCH 06: Antoine Vermette #50 and Rick Nash #61 of the Columbus Blue Jackets skate with Dany Heatley #15 and Joe Thornton #19 of the San Jose Sharks during an NHL game on March 6, 2010 at HP Pavilion at San Jose in San Jose, California. (Photo by Don Smith/NHLI via Getty Images)
I watched many times this year the series between the Russians and Canada in 1972, and he was a dominating player there. After I watched the tapes, I respect him a lot more because he turned the series around. He was the guy. In that time, he was the best in the world. It’s a big honor for me to tie him.
— Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr on scoring the 717th goal of his career to tie Phil Esposito for fifth on the NHL's all-time goals list after a 4-3 win vs. the Lightning on Sunday