Another game, another milestone for the great Jaromir Jagr.
On Tuesday night at home against the Flyers, the Devils' veteran forward made a beatiful play in the offensive zone, dancing around the defense to slide the puck through the crease and over to Adam Henrique for the tap-in goal.
What's the milestone, you ask? It was the 1,723rd point of Jagr's career, pulling him even with his former teammate Mario Lemieux for seventh on the all-time points list. Jagr recently passed Lemieux on the all-time goals list as well.
Now it bears mentioning that this assist came in Jagr's 1,434th game of his career while Lemieux only played 915 in his time (those are some insane numbers for such a short career) but that shouldn't diminish from the achievement that Jagr has reached. He missed a few years in his career by playing back in Europe and has played in an NHL with less scoring than the one Lemieux spent most of his career in (though obviously they had some overlap).
Next up on the list in sixth place all time is Steve Yzerman with 1,755 points. It's probably asking a bit too much this season but it's going to be close to see if Jagr can catch him before the season is finished. If he keeps making plays like this one then you have to wonder why not?
By the way, with one more goal Jagr will be alone in seventh place all time, currently tied for seventh with Mark Messier at 694 goals.