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Jagr nets 700th goal in Devils' win

The Penguins´ James Neal (left) and the Blackhawks´ Michal Rozsival look for the puck in the corner during the first period at Chicago´s Soldier Field. The Blackhawks led 3-1 in the final period of a game that ended too late for this edition.
The Penguins' James Neal (left) and the Blackhawks' Michal Rozsival look for the puck in the corner during the first period at Chicago's Soldier Field. The Blackhawks led 3-1 in the final period of a game that ended too late for this edition. REX ARBOGAST / Associated Press
Jaromir Jagr became the seventh player to score 700 NHL goals, reaching the mark in the second period on Saturday in the New Jersey Devils' 6-1 victory over the host New York Islanders.

Jagr moved into this elite group when he netted his 19th goal of the season.

Jagr stickhandled from the right-wing boards into the slot and then slid a shot along the ice that eluded New York goalie Evgeni Nabokov at 3:31 of the second period.

Jagr is just 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 1,740.

Gretzky netted his 700th goal on Long Island on Jan. 3, 1991, while with the Los Angeles Kings. Marcel Dionne, then of the New York Rangers, also reached the mark against the Islanders at Nassau Coliseum, hitting the milestone on Oct. 31, 1987.

LaFontaine resigns

Pat LaFontaine resigned as the Buffalo Sabres' president of hockey operations.

LaFontaine's resignation comes a little more than three months after he was hired as part of a front-office shakeup during which general manager Darcy Regier and coach Ron Rolston were dismissed.

- Associated Press

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