QUEBEC CITY, QUEBEC - SEPTEMBER 20: Tomas Plekanec #14 of the Montreal Canadiens is chsed by Chuck Kobasew #12 of the Boston Bruins during their NHL Preseason game on September 20, 2009 at the Colisee Pepsi in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. (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