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Jagr still has scoring touch

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Jaromir Jagr is the gift that keeps on giving.

The 45-year-old forward scored his first goal as a member of the Calgary Flames, his ninth NHL team, and had an assist in a 6-3 win against the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday.

It was the 540th multipoint game of his career, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. That's second in NHL history to Wayne Gretzky, who had 824.

It was the fourth time Jagr has had multiple points in a game since he turned 45 on Feb. 15. He's one of three players in NHL history who have recorded at least one multipoint game at age 45 or older: Gordie Howe (6) and Chris Chelios (1) are the others. Howe is the only player to have a three-point game at age 45 or older; he was a member of the Hartford Whalers when he had two goals and one assist against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Nov. 2, 1979. 

Jagr's assist, the 1,152nd of his NHL career, came at 9:15 of the first period when he helped set up Mark Jankowski's first career NHL goal. It was the 12th time Jagr had assisted on a teammate's first NHL goal and the first time since Oct. 18, 2007, when he helped set up then-New York Rangers teammate Dan Girardi's first NHL goal. 

Jagr is the second-leading point scorer in NHL history with 1,918, behind Gretzky (2,857). He is the League's third-leading all-time goal-scorer with 766, behind Gretzky (894) and Howe (801).


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