RALEIGH, NC - MARCH 07: Jordan Staal #11 of the Carolina Hurricane and Daniel Carcillo #13 of the New York Rangers dive for the puck in front of Anton Khudobin #31 during their game at PNC Arena on March 7, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/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