NEWARK, N.J. - Jaromir Jagr moved within two goals of tying Gordie Howe for the NHL's lead in game-winning goals, scoring on a second-period breakaway to give the New Jersey Devils a 2-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night.
The 684th goal of Jagr's 20-year NHL career, gave him 119 game-winners — the most by any player since 1967-68 — and put him one ahead of Hall of Famer Phil Esposito. Howe has 121.
Steven Stamkos, who had three goals and four assists last week, scored a power-play goal for Tampa Bay, which had won 5 of 6 in posting the best record in the Eastern Conference.
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