Jágr passes Messier for second place in NHL points list


The Czech ice hockey star Jaromír Jágr now has second-highest points tally in the history of the NHL with 1,888. The forward, who is 44, broke a tie with Mark Messier for no. 2 on the list after notching up an assist in his Florida Panthers 3:1 loss to Boston on Thursday. The all-time NHL points record is 2,857 for Wayne Gretzky; Jágr said prior to Thursday’s game that being second was actually like being first, given that Gretzy was “from another planet”.