MONTREAL, QC - APRIL 10: A wax figure of Maurice ''Rocket'' Richard is inaugurated at the Montreal Canadiens Hall of Fame by Musee Grevin prior to the game between the New York Islanders and the Montreal Canadiens on April 10, 2014 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The wax statue was produced by Musee Grevin to celebrate Richard's life and accomplishments. (Photo by Francois Lacasse/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