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Jagr surpasses Yzerman with 693rd career goal

Jaromir Jagr moves into eighth place on the NHL career goals list as the Devils top the Ottawa Senators.

JAROMIR JAGR scored his 693rd career goal, Reid Boucher netted his first in the NHL and the New Jersey Devils beat the visiting Ottawa Senators, 5-2, last night.

Jagr moved past Steve Yzerman and into sole possession of eighth place on the NHL goals list, one behind Mark Messier for seventh. Jagr's first power-play goal of the season gave him a team-leading 12 goals.

Stephen Gionta scored a shorthanded goal during his first shift for the Devils (14-15-6) after an 11-game absence because of an ankle injury. Damien Brunner scored in the second and Eric Gelinas tallied in the third for New Jersey.

In another game

* At New York, Brandon Sutter scored in the shootout and the Pittsburgh Penguins topped the Rangers, 4-3, in a shootout.

The Penguins were without defenseman Deryk Engelland, who was suspended for five games without pay by the NHL yesterday for a check to the head of Detroit forward Justin Abdelkader.

Pens center Evgeni Malkin sat out his second straight game because of a leg injury suffered 4 days earlier and is likely to miss tonight's game against Minnesota, too.


* St. Louis Blues forward Alexander Steen agreed to terms on a 3-year, $17.4 million contract extension. Steen, 29, is having the best season of his career with 22 goals and 36 points in 33 games.

* The Minnesota Wild placed goalie Josh Harding on injured reserve to allow him to make adjustments to the medication he takes to treat multiple sclerosis.