Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils stops the puck on a shot by Tom Kostopoulos of the Montreal Canadiens during the game at the Bell Centre on March 14, 2009 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Devils won, 3-1, giving Brodeur his 551st win, tying him with Patrick Roy as the all-time leader. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/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