ST. LOUIS - NOVEMBER 04: Statues of former St. Louis Blues players Brett Hull, Bernie Federko, and Al MacInnis stand in front of Scottrade Center before an NHL game against the San Jose Sharks on November 4, 2010 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Mark Buckner/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