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Jagr moves into third on all-time points list

Panthers forward passes Gordie Howe with assist vs. Bruins

by NHL Public Relations @NHL /


Florida Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr (743-1,108-1,851) had one assist to move past Gordie Howe (801-1,049-1,850) for sole possession of third place on the NHL's all-time points list. Jagr achieved the feat in his 1,613th career game, 154 fewer than Howe played (1,767), to also move ahead of Ray Bourque (1,612) into sole possession of ninth place in NHL history for games played.

Most Points, NHL History
1. Wayne Gretzky: 894-1,963-2,857
2. Mark Messier: 694-1,193-1,887
3. Jaromir Jagr: 743-1,108-1,851
4. Gordie Howe: 801-1,049-1,850
5. Ron Francis: 549-1,249-1,798

* Jagr has 99 of his 1,851 career points against the Boston Bruins (33-66-99 in 80 GP). That marks his fourth-most assists and fifth-most points against one club:

Most Points vs. One Franchise by Jaromir Jagr
NYI - 61-93-154 (108 GP)
PHI - 47-71-118 (95 GP)
CAR - 38-78-116 (85 GP)
BUF - 46-58-104 (87 GP)
BOS - 33-66-99 (79 GP)
* Earlier this season, Jagr climbed into third place on the NHL's all-time goals list and became the sixth player in League history to record at least 1,100 career assists:
Most Goals, NHL History

1. Wayne Gretzky: 894
2. Gordie Howe: 801
3. Jaromir Jagr: 743
4. Brett Hull: 741
5. Marcel Dionne: 731
Most Assists, NHL History
1. Wayne Gretzky: 1,963
2. Ron Francis: 1,249
3. Mark Messier: 1,193
4. Ray Bourque: 1,169
5. Paul Coffey: 1,135
6. Jaromir Jagr: 1,108

Video: BOS@FLA: Jagr collects assist to move past Howe

Home Team in Caps

Buffalo 4, TORONTO 3 (SO)
Boston 5, FLORIDA 4 (OT)
COLORADO 3, Arizona 1
San Jose 2, CALGARY 1 (OT)
Washington 2, ANAHEIM 1 (SO)
LOS ANGELES 5, Vancouver 1

The Washington Capitals and Philadelphia Flyers earned wins to halt their opponents' franchise-record winning streaks:

* Nicklas Backstrom scored the game-deciding goal in the shootout to help the League-leading Capitals to a 2-1 win, halting the Anaheim Ducks' winning streak at 11 games, a franchise record and one shy of the longest such run in the NHL this season. Braden Holtby made 27 saves through overtime and two more in the shootout to register his 41st win of the season (54 GP), tops in the League. Holtby matched the franchise record for wins in a single season, a feat first achieved by Olie Kolzig in 1999-00 (73 GP) and matched by Holtby last season (73 GP). At 49-13-4 (102 points), the Capitals hold a 15-point lead over the next-closest teams in the race for the Presidents' Trophy.

* Shayne Gostisbehere scored twice to help the Flyers to a 4-2 win, halting the Tampa Bay Lightning's franchise-record winning streak at nine games. The Flyers improved to 7-2-1 in their past 10 games, including a 5-1-0 mark on their six-game homestand. Gostisbehere had his first career multigoal game (47 GP) to move into seventh place among NHL defensemen with 14 goals in 2015-16 (14-23-37). Via the Elias Sports Bureau, Gostisbehere set a franchise record for goals in a single season by a rookie defenseman, one more than Behn Wilson had in 1978-79 (80 GP). At 31-23-11 (73 points), the Flyers moved within two points of the idle Detroit Red Wings (32-22-11, 75 points) for the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Eastern Conference.

The Los Angeles Kings (39-22-4, 82 points) and San Jose Sharks (36-23-6, 78 points) earned wins to inch closer to the Ducks (37-19-9, 83 points), who lost in a shootout, in the race for first place in the Pacific Division.

* The Kings scored five unanswered goals, including two by Jeff Carter (2-0-2), to pick up a 5-1 win against the Vancouver Canucks, their fifth win in their past six outings at Staples Center. Carter had his third multigoal game of 2015-16 (also Oct. 22 at SJS and Nov. 20 at DET) to become the fourth player from the 2003 NHL Draft to reach 300 career goals, joining Corey Perry (324), Eric Staal (323) and Thomas Vanek (316). Anze Kopitar (1-2-3) had his fourth three-point game of the season and in the process reached the 20-goal mark for the eighth time in 10 NHL seasons.

* Joe Pavelski scored 19 seconds into overtime to lead the Sharks to a 2-1 win against the Calgary Flames, their fourth win in their past five games. The Flames tied the game with 1:22 remaining in regulation before Pavelski scored his first career overtime goal in the regular-season (708 GP). He is tied for sixth in the NHL with 30 goals this season, his third straight 30-goal campaign (fourth of his career). Martin Jones, who won the Western Hockey League championship in 2009-10 while playing with the Calgary Hitmen, made a career-high 47 saves to pick up his 33rd win of the season (tied for third in the NHL with his former teammate Jonathan Quick).

Video: SJS@CGY: Burns feeds Pavelski for game winner in OT

The Bruins held three-goal leads twice but required a Lee Stempniak (1-2-3) goal with 60 seconds remaining in overtime to defeat the Panthers 5-4 and pick up their fifth win in their past seven games (5-1-1) and improve to 10-2-0 in their past 12 road games.

* At 37-23-7 (81 points), the Bruins tied their opponent, the Panthers (36-21-9, 81 points) in terms of points for second place in the Atlantic Division. Florida has played one fewer game, but Boston holds the ROW tiebreaker (BOS: 33, FLA: 30). The teams sit one point behind the Lightning (39-23-4, 82 points), who lost in regulation, for top spot in the division.

* Stempniak has 17-30-47 in 67 games this season, including 1-5-6 in four games since joining the Bruins at the NHL Trade Deadline. His fifth career overtime goal (second this season; also Oct. 18 at NYR w/ NJD) marked his fourth game-winning goal of the season, matching a career-high (2006-07: 4 GWG in 82 GP w/ STL).

* The Bruins moved to 13-1-1 in their past 15 contests against the Panthers dating to Feb. 24, 2013 (FLA: 2-11-2), including wins in all three games this season (also Oct. 30 and Dec. 12: both 3-1 W)

* Semyon Varlamov made 37 saves and Matt Duchene scored the eventual game-winning goal to lead the Colorado Avalanche to a 3-1 win against the Arizona Coyotes. Duchene established and equaled career highs for goals (28) and game-winning goals (6) in a season, respectively. At 34-30-4 (72 points), the Avalanche tied the idle Minnesota Wild (31-26-10, 72 points) in terms of points for the final wild card into the playoffs from the Western Conference. Minnesota holds one game in hand, but Colorado owns the ROW tiebreaker (COL: 31, MIN: 30).

* The Buffalo Sabres faced two multigoal deficits, including one to start the third period, but Jack Eichel (1-0-1) and Evander Kane (1-1-2) each scored before Sam Reinhart (0-2-2) completed the comeback in the shootout for a 4-3 win against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Eichel (19 years, 131 days) became the youngest player in franchise history to reach the 20-goal milestone, hitting the mark nine days faster than Pierre Turgeon (19 years, 140 days) in 1987-88.

Video: BUF@TOR: Eichel's one-timer pulls Sabres within one

* Canucks defenseman Dan Hamhuis (1-0-1) recorded his 300th NHL point.

* Maple Leafs forward Zach Hyman, a fifth-round selection (No. 123) by the Panthers in the 2010 NHL Draft, scored his first career goal (5 GP).

* Coyotes captain Shane Doan played in his 1,451st NHL game to tie Teemu Selanne for 23rd place on the all-time list.

* Flyers defenseman Mark Streit played in his 700th NHL game.

* Claude Julien earned his 388th victory with the Bruins to move past Art Ross (387) for the most in franchise history.

Despite a shootout loss, the Ducks extended their point streak to 14 games (12-0-2), two shy of matching the longest such run in franchise history (Oct. 6 - Nov. 9, 2006: 12-0-4) . . . Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron (2-0-2) scored for the fourth straight game and for the sixth time in his past six games . . . Sharks forward Joe Thornton had an assist to extend his point streak to five games (1-6-7). He leads the NHL with 11-36-47 dating to Dec. 15 (36 GP) . . . Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask made 47 saves, two shy of his career high established on March 30 at PHI (49 SV, 4-3 SO W) . . . Panthers forward Jussi Jokinen scored to extend his point streak to eight games (1-8-9) . . . Lightning forward Ondrej Palat scored for the third straight game (4-0-4) . . . Sharks defenseman Brent Burns (1-1-2) scored for the fourth straight game (4-4-8). He leads defensemen with 24 goals this season (65 GP), two shy of tying the single-season franchise record by a defenseman (Sandis Ozolinsh in 1993-94: 26 G in 81 GP) . . . Flyers forward Brayden Schenn (1-1-2) scored what stood as his 20th career game-winning goal (fifth this season) . . . Panthers forward Jiri Hudler (2-0-2) scored his first goals with the club (3 GP) . . . Forward Boyd Gordon scored his first goal with the Coyotes (49 GP) . . . Forward Milan Michalek made his Maple Leafs debut . . . The Kings honored Jimmy Carson during a pre-game ceremony as part of their final "Legends Night" of the season . . . Oilers goaltender Cam Talbot, Jets center Mark Scheifele and Sharks defenseman Brent Burns were named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending March 6.

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