Jagr scores 15,000th Point.

Fitting…funny how sports play out that way pretty often.


ESPN.com – NHL – Recap
WASHINGTON (AP) — On a night in which he was booed every time he touched the puck, Jaromir Jagr appreciated the irony of reaching a significant milestone against his former team.

Jagr became the 12th player in NHL history to score 1,500 points, earning three assists to help the New York Rangers beat the Washington Capitals 5-2 Saturday night.

The Rangers captain reached the mark by setting up power-play goals by Michal Rozsival in the first and third periods. He added another assist with 13:51 left, sending a centering pass that Martin Straka fired past Olie Kolzig to provide New York with a two-goal cushion.

Jagr has 612 goals and 889 assists in 1,165 career games. But he failed to fulfill high expectations in Washington before being traded to New York in 2004, and thus many in the sellout crowd let him know what they thought of him each time his stick met the puck.

“It’s strange I did it here, in this arena,” he said, grinning sheepishly.

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