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Jagr is the oldest ever to score a hat trick, whether he likes it or not

New Jersey Devils v New York Islanders

UNIONDALE, NY - DECEMBER 15: Jaromir Jagr #68 of the New Jersey Devils looks on against the New York Islanders during a game at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on December 15, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

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Jaromir Jagr has been achieving milestone after milestone lately, yet he hasn’t done so by scoring hat tricks.

The 42-year-old already hit that three-goal mark for the New Jersey Devils tonight, as they’re currently dismantling the Philadelphia Flyers. This marks his 15th career hat trick, but his first one since March 22, 2006 (according to Tom Gulitti of the Bergen Record).

This makes Jagr the oldest NHL player to score a hat trick, even if that milestone is ... bittersweet for the veteran forward. He told the Bergen Record’s Tom Gulitti as much.

“I like to score hat trick, but I don’t like (being) the oldest guy (to do it),” Jagr said. “I don’t want to be the oldest guy.”

Let’s take a look at those three goals:

It’s been a special night for Scott Gomez, too, as he crossed the 500-point mark as a Devil thanks to a one-goal, two-assist output.

Update: Jagr and Gomez stayed where they were points-wise, but the Devils cruised to a 5-2 win on Saturday. Tough times for Philly.

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