He proved that during Sunday’s game against the Edmonton Oilers, tallying his 15th goal of the season and No. 737 of his career.
In the first period, the forward stole the puck from Oilers defenseman Darnell Nurse and took off on a breakaway. He faked out Edmonton goalie Cam Talbot before placing a backhanded shot on net to give the Panthers their first goal of the game.
The Czech-born forward ranks among the all-time greats in goals (737), assists (1096), points (1832) and games played (1589) over a career that has spanned eight NHL teams.
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-- Beth Maiman