BOSTON - MAY 3: Tim Thomas #30 of the Boston Bruins walks out to the ice before the game against the Carolina Hurricanes during Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinall round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the TD Banknorth Garden on May 3, 2009 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Steve Babineau/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