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Esposito is second to join the 700 club

Updated: January 27, 2002, 1:29 PM ET
By Larry Schwartz | Special to ESPN.com

Feb. 2, 1980

With two goals against the Washington Capitals, New York Rangers center Phil Esposito joins Gordie Howe as the only NHL players to score 700 regular-season goals.

No. 699 comes late in the second period on a power play. It is the kind of goal that Esposito has all but patented. Taking a pass in the crease from Ron Greschner, the 37-year-old Espo snaps the puck past Washington goalie Wayne Stephenson. No. 700 comes early in the third period when he breaks ...

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