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Jaromir Jagr scores 750th NHL goal

Panthers forward third player to reach mark, joining Wayne Gretzky, Gordie Howe

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Jagr's 750th career goal

WSH@FLA: Jagr nets PPG for 750th of career

Jaromir Jagr scores on the power play off a pass from Aleksander Barkov, becoming the third player to reach 750 goals in NHL history

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Florida Panthers forward Jaromir Jagr scored his 750th NHL goal Thursday, becoming the third player in history to do so.

Jagr, who scored his first goal of the season 14:10 into the second period of a 4-2 the Washington Capitals at BB&T Center, trails Wayne Gretzky (894) and Gordie Howe (801) on the all-time list.

"That's nice, but I'd rather win," Jagr said. "So it's kind of tough."

In 1,633 games, with the Panthers, New Jersey Devils, Boston Bruins, Dallas Stars, Philadelphia Flyers, New York Rangers, Capitals and Pittsburgh Penguins, Jagr has 1,870 points.

Jagr, 44, who is playing his 23rd NHL season, is 17 points behind Mark Messier (1,887) for second all-time. Gretzky is first with 2,857. Jagr is sixth in assists (1,120), 15 behind Paul Coffey for fifth.

"It's always good to get the first one," Jagr said. "A good play, a good pass, I was wide open in the slot. ... I had a lot of chances in the games before but I couldn't put the puck in. I'm glad I did tonight."

Tweet from @PR_NHL: Age and career GP at time of 750th NHL goal (via @EliasSports)Gretzky ��� age 31; 1,001 GPHowe ��� age 41; 1,598 GPJagr ��� age 44; 1,633 GP pic.twitter.com/eeA6kbJpwG

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