ATLANTA - DECEMBER 21: Rich Peverley #47 of the Atlanta Thrashers carries the puck against David Backes #42 of the St. Louis Blues at Philips Arena on December 21, 2010 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/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