Jaromir Jagr tapped his stick on the ice. He wanted the puck. So Florida Panthers defenseman Dmitry Kulikov did what any sane player would do, which was to grant the request of one of the greatest goal-scorers in NHL history.
Jagr tipped the puck past Winnipeg Jets defenseman Ben Chiarot and goalie Michael Hutchinson for his 18th goal of the season at 4:53 of the second period on Saturday night. Much, much more importantly: It was goal No. 741 in his career, tying him for No. 3 all-time in the NHL with Hall of Famer Brett Hull. Then, in the third period, history was made.
Jagr helped win the puck behind the Winnipeg net, chipping it over the Panthers teammate Jussi Jokinen. He sent the puck right back towards the crease where Jagr made a nifty play to corral it, before lifting it into the top of the net for goal No. 742, passing Hull for sole possession of No. 3 all-time in NHL goal scoring.
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