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Messier Passes Lemieux, Bourque with Goal, Assist

by Staff Writer / New York Rangers

Mark Messier's second period shorthanded tally in tonight's 2-02 tie in Chicago moved him past Pittsburgh's Mario Lemieux into seventh place on the NHL's all-time goals list (684).

The Blueshirt captain also added another milestone on the night, moving past Raymond Bourque for third place on the NHL's all-time assists list (1,170) setting up Chris Simon's game-tying goal.

November has been a milestone month for Messier, who passed Hall of Famer Gordie Howe to move into sole possession of second on the NHL's all-time points list (1,851) with a pair of goals on November 4 vs. Dallas.

The 42-year old ranks first on the club with eight goals and is tied with Alex Kovalev for the team lead with 10 points in 17 games. He also leads the Rangers with two shorthanded tallies and a 32.0% shooting percentage.
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