Jagr Becomes 5th Player with 200 Career Playoff Points

Bleacher Report MilestonesB/R StaffApril 22, 2016

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 17:  Jaromir Jagr #68 of the Florida Panthers skates against the New York Islanders during Game Three of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Barclays Center on April 17, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Islanders defeated the Panthers 4-3 in overtime.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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Florida Panthers right wing Jaromir Jagr became part of an exclusive club during Wednesday's 2-1 win over the New York Islanders, joining Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier, Jari Kurri and Glenn Anderson as the only players in NHL history with 200 or more career playoff points, per ESPN Stats & Info.

Held scoreless through the first three games of the ongoing series, the 44-year-old Czech finally broke through for his 200th playoff point in Wednesday's Game 4, picking up the first assist on a power-play goal scored by Panthers right wing Teddy Purcell late in the second period.

The Islanders did bounce back to tie the game at 1-1 just a few minutes later, but Panthers defenseman Alex Petrovic scored the game-winner midway through the third period to knot the series at 2-2.

Having spent the past few seasons with mediocre teams, Jagr previously hadn't tallied a point in the playoffs since 2013, when he had 10 assists (but no goals) in 22 postseason games for a Boston Bruins squad that lost to the Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Final.

He scored 147 of his 200 playoff points while playing for the Pittsburgh Penguins from 1990-91 to 2000-01, with his team qualifying for the postseason in each of those years.

Jagr's best output in a single postseason came in 1992, when he had 11 goals and 13 assists (24 points) in 21 playoff appearances to cap off a fantastic sophomore campaign.

He famously won the Stanley Cup in both of his first two seasons, but despite having some close calls along the way, Jagr still hasn't hoisted the trophy since '92.

If the Panthers bounce back from a slow start to make a deep postseason run, Jagr might have a shot to pass Anderson (214) for fourth place on the all-time playoff points list, though he'd still fall quite a bit shy of Gretzky (382), Messier (295) and Kurri (233).

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