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NHL: New Jersey 2, Tampa Bay 1

Oct. 29, 2013 at 10:36 PM   |   Comments

NEWARK, N.J., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Jaromir Jagr scored on a second-period breakaway Tuesday, providing the winning margin in the New Jersey Devils' 2-1 victory over Tampa Bay.

New Jersey was clinging to a 1-0 lead halfway through the middle period when Tampa Bay's Martin St. Louis coughed up the puck to Jagr at the Devils' blue line.

The 41-year-old veteran picked it up, skated in alone on Lightning goalie Ben Bishop and put a shot under the crossbar for the eventual game-winning tally.

It was the likely future Hall of Famer's 119th such goal, surpassing Tony Esposito for the most game-winners in NHL history.

Adam Henrique added a short-handed goal and Martin Brodeur made 16 saves as New Jersey won a second straight.

Steven Stamkos netted his ninth goal of the year for the Bolts.

Bishop finished with 20 saves.

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