MONTREAL, CANADA - SEPTEMBER 20: Michael Ryder #73 of the Dallas Stars skates with the puck while being defended by Andreas Engqvist #63 of the Montreal Canadiens during the NHL pre-season game at the Bell Centre on September 20, 2011 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/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