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Devils' Jagr becomes 7th NHL player with 700 goals
Devils' Jagr becomes 7th NHL player to score 700 goals, reaching milestone against Islanders
By IRA PODELL
Associated Press
2014-03-02 03:42 AM

UNIONDALE, New York (AP) -- Jaromir Jagr has become the seventh player to score 700 NHL goals, reaching the mark in the New Jersey Devils' game against the New York Islanders.

The New Jersey forward moved into the elite group when he netted his 19th of the season in the second period on Saturday. The Islanders have been Jagr's favorite target in his 20 NHL seasons. He has 61 goals and 87 assists in 101 career games.

Jagr stickhandled from the right wing boards into the slot and slid a shot along the ice that eluded New York goalie Evgeni Nabokov at 3:31 of the second to give New Jersey a 2-0 lead.

The Czech Republic Olympian is only eight goals behind Mike Gartner, who is sixth on the NHL career list. Wayne Gretzky holds the record of 894. Jagr is seventh in career points with 1,739.

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