Rollin' In The Rye

Jaromir Jagr passes Mark Messier on all-time points list in hilarious fashion

Jaromir Jagr gave himself an early Christmas present during Thursday night’s game against the Boston Bruins.

With under 7 minutes remaining in the 3rd period and the Florida Panthers down 2-0, Jagr parked himself in front of the Bruins’ net as his teammates started an attack. During the sequence, he was hit by a shot from his teammate, Michael Matheson, that deflected off his “lower leg” and went right to Aleksander Barkov to secure a goal. The deflection counted as an assist for Jagr, marking his 1888th career point; moving him passed Mark Messier for the 2nd most points all-time In the NHL.
Despite the historic moment, the Panthers went on to lose the game 3-1.

Jagr, 44, is in the middle of another solid offensive season even though he is the oldest active player in the league. As of Dec. 23, he has 6 goals, 14 assists, and 20 points in 14 games played. At his current pace, Jagr could tie another NHL record for most seasons ever with 45 points or more, further cementing his status as a hockey legend.
With the loss, Florida now has a record of 15-14-5, leaving them tied for 5th in the Atlantic Division. Jagr will begin his quest to try to catch Wayne Gretzky’s record of 2857 career points when the Panthers take on the Detroit Red Wings on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. EST.

All stats for this article are fromĀ Hockey-Reference.com.

You can find Michael Mazzei on Twitter @MichaelMazzei3.

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