Rangers single season goal record

In the dynamic realm of hockey, the sport offers a plethora of highlights that linger in our memories. The New York Rangers, a team with a rich history, have contributed numerous moments that resonate with many fans. In this feature titled “Remember When,” we delve into some of these moments—some noteworthy, others less so.

In this particular installment of “Remember When,” we revisit the date of April 8th, 2006, when Jaromir Jagr broke the Rangers single season record for goals scored in a single season.

Jagr, the 34-year-old right-wing at the time, showcased his prowess on that Saturday at TD Garden, securing his then league-leading 53rd goal of the season. This feat surpassed the club record of 52 set by Adam Graves in the Rangers’ 1993-94 Stanley Cup championship season.

In addition to his goal, Jagr contributed two assists, one of which led to Michael Nylander’s game-winning goal just 40 seconds into overtime, resulting in a 4-3 victory for the Rangers. (Also featured in the video below).

Nylander’s goal, his 22nd of the season, propelled the Rangers to a total of 100 points, giving them a 5-point lead over the second-place Philadelphia Flyers in the Atlantic Division. Jagr’s stellar performance added three points to his team record and league-leading total, reaching 118 points at that time.

In his 15th NHL season, Jagr, weighing in at 6-foot-3 and 245 pounds, dominated almost every shift against the Bruins, displaying remarkable puck control throughout the game. The record-setting goal occurred when Jagr received a pass from Nylander and unleashed a low wrist shot from the face-off dot in the left circle, beating goaltender Tim Thomas 13 minutes and 35 seconds into the first period.

Jagr’s assists were equally impressive, particularly his deceptive move in the second period, faking rookie defenseman Mark Stuart with a forehand-to-backhand maneuver. This maneuver allowed Jagr to outpace Stuart, creating an opportunity for Nylander to score the tying goal. Overall, Jagr’s performance underscored his pursuit of a sixth career scoring title, with his last Art Ross Trophy win dating back to the 2000-01 season with Pittsburgh.


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