Jaromir Jagr had a career-high seven points, scoring three goals and assisting on four others as the Penguins routed the New York Islanders, 9-3, last night in Pittsburgh.
"It's a scary thing what he's doing," teammate Kip Miller said.
Jagr, who leads the NHL with 31 goals and 66 points in 35 games, broke his career points mark of six -- one goal and five assists -- set in an 11-5 victory over Philadelphia in 1993.
"It was a wide-open game and we had the lead right away so we didn't have to battle much," Jagr said. "We had a two-goal lead, three-goal lead all the game. When we get the lead, the other team has to open up and that's helped me a lot."
Jagr said he had no indication before the game that he would have such a performance.
"I felt so bad during warmups, I left after five minutes," Jagr said. "I was so tired I didn't want to skate around any more. I usually stay for 15 or 20 minutes, but I left after five minutes. Sometimes it helps."
Jagr missed a shot at another point when Miller had the puck roll off his stick on a breakaway that Jagr's pass set up.
"If I get that breakaway, he has eight points," Miller said. "That's what I'm mad about."
Jagr's seven points were one short of the club record held by Mario Lemieux. Jagr joked that he was glad he didn't tie Lemieux, the team owner.
"I need a paycheck," Jagr said with a laugh.
SENATORS 5, BRUINS 4: Defenseman Jason York scored 1 minute 23 seconds into overtime to give Ottawa the win at home.
York beat goalie Byron Dafoe with a high wrist shot to extend Ottawa's undefeated streak to five games. The goal was York's first in his last 80 regular season games.
Shaun Van Allen, Radek Bonk, Shawn McEachern and Magnus Arvedson also scored for the Senators, who overcame a 4-2 deficit in the third period to improve to 5-1-4 in their last 10 games.
Sergei Samsonov had two goals and Joe Thornton and Anson Carter also scored for the Bruins, winless in six games.
"We played like we were afraid of losing," Carter said. "The other club took it to us."
BLUES 2, SHARKS 1: Al MacInnis scored with 1:20 left in overtime as host St. Louis won a game that featured two penalty shots.
St. Louis Coach Joel Quenneville said he had never witnessed a game with more than one penalty shot.
"I've never seen it," Quenneville said. "Very unusual, but great action. The crowd enjoyed it."
MacInnis, who got the puck off a faceoff and moved in from the point, beat goalie Steve Shields with a wrist shot for the star defenseman's sixth goal of the season.
Blues center Pierre Turgeon extended his team-record assist streak to 12 games, setting up Jochen Hecht's power-play goal that tied it at 8:11 of the third period.
PREDATORS 6, THRASHERS 0: Rob Valicevic and Cliff Ronning each scored twice and Tomas Vokoun made 25 saves as host Nashville extended its franchise-record unbeaten streak to seven games.
Nashville is 4-0-3 in its last seven, while the expansion Thrashers are 1-9-2 in their last 12. Atlanta has allowed three or more goals in 13 straight games.
Valicevic, a former Lake Superior State player, had four goals in 19 games for Nashville last season.
"Rob Valicevic is a strong skater, he's a smart player, he's got a great shot, and he works hard," Nashville captain Tom Fitzgerald said. "He doesn't take for granted where he is because of where he's been."
BLACKHAWKS 2, PANTHERS 1: In Chicago, Jocelyn Thibault made 29 saves and Doug Gilmour and Alex Zhamnov scored goals.
Florida star Pavel Bure failed to record a point, ending his franchise-record points streak at 11 games. Bure had 12 goals and nine assists during the streak.
"Sooner or later, it would end, so it's normal," Bure said. "You just have to appreciate what you had."
KINGS 8, OILERS 2: Luc Robitaille had a goal and four assists as host Los Angeles beat Edmonton for the franchise's 1,000th victory. The victory also snapped a six-game losing streak.