NEWARK, NJ - MARCH 02: (L-R) Linesman Tony Sericolo, referee Greg Kimmerly, aspiring officials Ryan Siegel of Dayton, New Jersey and Bobby Esposito of Bridgewater, New Jersey, referee Dan O'Rourke and linesman Johnny Murray pose for a phtot during Hockey Weekend Across America prior to the game between the San Jose Sharks and the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on March 2, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Andy Marlin/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