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Jagr moves into 7th on goals list as Devils edge Habs
Montreal, QC (SportsNetwork.com) - Jaromir Jagr passed Mark Messier for No. 7 on the NHL's all-time goals list and the New Jersey Devils beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-1 on Tuesday night.
Jagr got his 695th goal late in the first period to tie the game as the Devils scored four unanswered for their third win in four games.
Eric Gelinas, Adam Henrique and Dainius Zubrus also lit the lamp and Martin Brodeur made 29 saves.
Max Pacioretty scored for the Canadiens, who had won four of their last five against New Jersey, and Carey Price gave up three goals on just 18 shots.
Pacioretty skated alone against Marek Zidlicky after a Devils turnover in the Montreal zone and beat Brodeur with a wrist shot from the right side to give the Canadiens a 1-0 lead seven minutes into the game. It was his 20th goal of the season.
Jagr scored his 14th of the season and first since Dec. 21. He sticked around Josh Gorges at the bottom of the right circle and got a shot through traffic to tie the score with 2:37 left in the opening period.
Gelinas scored on a slap shot from the point on a power play 1:20 into the second period to give the Devils the lead and Henrique made it 3-1 on a rebound up close at 4:02 as teammate Ryane Clowe crashed through the crease.
Later in the second, Montreal had a goal waived off upon review after Brendan Gallagher was ruled to have kicked the puck in as he tangled with Andy Greene for position in the crease.
Zubrus scored into an empty net with 14 seconds left.
Gelinas scored his fifth of the season, Henrique his 12th and Dainius Zubrus his ninth ... Montreal hasn't won back-to-back games since Dec. 21 and 28 ... The Devils are 1-0-1 on a four-game road trip that continues at Colorado on Thursday ... The Canadiens start a four-game road trip Thursday at Ottawa ... Jagr's 695 goals trail Wayne Gretzky (894), Gordie Howe (801), Brett Hull (741), Marcel Dionne (731), Phil Esposito (717) and Mike Gartner (708) on the all-time list.
01/14 22:19:01 ET