NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 4: J.P. Dumont #71, Vernon Fiddler #38, Shea Weber #6, Ryan Suter #20 and Jason Arnott #19 of the Nashville Predators celebrate a goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets on April 4, 2009 at the Sommet Center in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/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