Jaromir Jagr’s overtime goal propelled the New Jersey Devils to a 2-1 victory on Thursday night at Staples Center. The Devils won despite being outshot 35-15 and being outplayed for most of the game. Jagr knew it, his teammates knew it and so did everyone in the arena. The future Hall of Fame forward could only explain it one way after the game, and he had to go back to his childhood to do it.
Said the 41-year-old Jagr: “When I (used) to say, “Hey, dad, we lost the game, but we played good,’ he would reply, ‘You’re not a figure skater, you don’t get points for looking good, you’ve got to score goals.’ So, it makes it even more lucky for us.”