RALEIGH, NC - FEBRUARY 25: A young fan of the Carolina Hurricanes gets an up-close look at a United States Army Apache attack helicopter before an NHL game against the Florida Panthers on Military Appreciation Night, February 25, 2012 at RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Phil Ellsworth/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