UNIONDALE, NY - SEPTEMBER 27: John Tavares #91 (R) of the New York Islanders scores at 1:25 of the first period against the Nashville Predators and is joined by Josh Bailey #12 (L) during a preseason game at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on September 27, 2013 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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