Providing a highlight reminiscent of his heyday, Jaromir Jagr showed

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NEWARK, N. Roger Staubach Cowboys Jersey .J. -- Providing a highlight reminiscent of his heyday, Jaromir Jagr showed he still has the ability to win games. Stealing the puck at the blue line, Jagr skated the length of the ice, froze Tampa Bay goaltender Ben Bishop with a sleek move and deposited a second-period wrist shot into an open net to give the New Jersey Devils a 2-1 victory over the Lightning on Tuesday night. The 684th goal of Jagrs 20-year NHL career gave him 119 game-winners -- the most by any player since 1967-68 -- and moved him into second on the list ahead of Hall of Famer Phil Esposito, who retired in 1981. Gordie Howe has the lead with 121. "I remember him, I was watching (Esposito) in 1972," Jagr said. "I wasnt watching it live, I was just born in 72. I was watching the tapes and he was the man back then." During his career, Jagr also once was the man. Those days are over and now he just enjoys playing, noting he didnt even know he passed Esposito on the list. " You have to be pretty lucky to score at the right time," Jagr said. "Thats the way I think my body is built. I dont get much tired so I was scoring a lot of goals in the third period. Thats why I got a lot of game-winning goals." Adam Henrique also scored and Martin Brodeur made 16 saves as the Devils won consecutive games for the first time this season and ended Tampa Bays three-game winning streak. Steven Stamkos, who had three goals and four assists last week, scored a power-play goal for Tampa Bay, which had won 5 of 6 in posting the best record in the Eastern Conference. New Jersey, which lost its first seven games of the season, rallied late to beat Boston on Saturday for its second win. Brodeur, who preserved Tuesdays win with a great reaction stop in front on Valtteri Filppula with five minutes to play, joked about Jagr being 41, just as his is. "Hes been around a long time, longer than me actually, and thats pretty tough to say," Brodeur said. "This guy is amazing, the way he plays the game. I knew of him and played against him when I was younger so I cant say anything about his past, but what I have seen in his three months here, its pretty amazing to see him go. Not just the way he plays, but in the room and the way he conducts himself." Jagrs third goal of the season came midway through the second period when he stripped Martin St. Louis at the Devils blue line and broke in alone for a 2-0 lead. Both New Jersey goals came on turnovers at the blue line. "On both goals we shot ourselves in the foot," Lightning coach Jon Cooper said. "We gave a first-ballot Hall of Famer a clear-cut breakaway from their blue line. Theres a really good bet that might go in the net." The Devils dominated the opening 35 minutes, jumping to a 1-0 lead at 1:36 of the second period when Henrique tallied short-handed against Bishop, who made 20 saves in losing for the second time this season. Henrique knocked down a pass that defenceman Matthew Carle tried to send from left point to the corner and it set up an odd-man rush. Henrique carried the puck into the Tampa Bay zone and then played a give-and-go with Patrik Elias on cross-ice passes, beating Bishop before he could get back into position. Tampa Bay, which had four shots in both the first and third periods, finally woke up after a penalty in front of the net by Henrique at 14:15 of the second put it on a power play. Stamkos swatted in his own rebound while falling to the ice to cut the deficit to 2-1 at 15:23. It was his ninth goal of the season. "We sustained pressure and got back into the game and we could have had the lead," Cooper said. "Why cant we do that for more than six minutes a game. Thats the frustrating part." While Brodeur didnt face many shots in the opening two periods, he had to make several big saves. He made a point-blank save on Alex Killorn seconds before Henrique was called for his penalty and stopped Carle in close after Stamkos scored. Brodeur also stopped Tyler Johnson on a first-period breakaway and got a little help when a B.J. Crombeen shot caromed off the iron. NOTES: Elias appeared in his 1,100 NHL game. ... Lightning D Eric Brewer played in his 900th. ... Brodeur made his second straight start with Cory Schneider out with a lower back injury. ... Tampa Bay has scored power-play goals in four straight games. ... Henriques short-handed goal was the Devils second of the season. ... The loss also snapped the Lightnings three-game road winning streak, its longest since 2007-08. Brice Butler Cowboys Jersey . -- Joe Mauers return to the Minnesota lineup has been set for Friday. Jaylon Smith Cowboys Jersey . Two nights after the American swimmer surpassed Soviet gymnast Larisa Latynina to become the most decorated Olympian of all time, he won his first individual gold medal of the London 2012 Olympic Games in the mens 200-metre individual medley.KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- Novak Djokovic won his fourth Key Biscayne title, while Rafael Nadal failed again trying for his first. Djokovic dominated from the start and closed out the victory by winning a remarkable exchange to beat Nadal 6-3, 6-3 Sunday in the final of the Sony Open. Nadal fell to 0-4 in finals at Key Biscayne, one of just three ATP Masters 1000 events he has yet to win. As for Djokovic, only six-time champion Andre Agassi has won the mens event more. Djokovic erased the only break point he faced, committed just 15 unforced errors and won a scrambling, 30-shot rally on the final point. He completed a March sweep after beating Roger Federer in the final at Indian Wells two weeks ago. Even so, Nadal will remain ranked No. 1 and Djokovic No. 2. Either Nadal or Djokovic is the reigning champion in all nine Masters 1000 tournaments. Nadal and Djokovic have played 40 matches, the most of any mens pairing in the Open era, and few have been so lopsided. Nadal stood six feet behind the baseline to return and often remained on the defensive from there, with his shots lacking their normal depth. Cedric Thornton Cowboys Jersey. . Djokovic was quick to step into the court and even won a point playing serve and volley. Djokovic also had the superior serve, and his agility allowed him to chase down shots Nadal usually counts as winners. Nadals lone break-point chance came in the opening game, and he failed to convert. Djokovic broke in the sixth game, hitting three consecutive winners before Nadal put a backhand in the net. Djokovic broke again in the opening game of the second set by winning a 22-shot exchange, and he held serve the rest of the way. With Nadals loss, Spanish men fell to 0-7 in Key Biscayne finals. Djokovic won all eight sets he played in the tournament, and twice advanced because of walkovers. The clay-court season looms, and the result might be different when the rivalry resumes on Nadals favourite surface. He still leads the rivalry, 22-18. Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys Cheap Soccer Jerseys ' ' '
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