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Jagr scores again in Flyers win

Posted on: September 29, 2011 10:35 pm
Edited on: September 30, 2011 12:04 am
 
JagrBy: Adam Gretz

Jaromir Jagr hasn't appeared in a regular season NHL game in three years, and based on the way he's played so far in the preseason it's almost as if he never left.

He scored the game-winning goal in Philadelphia's 2-1 win over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night when he finished a perfect pass from Claude Giroux (the player Jagr referred to as a "mini-Mario" -- as in Mario Lemieux -- earlier this week) as the 39-year-old forward was left wide open just to the left of Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur.

(Video by clicking here: And look how open Jagr is ... it's almost as if everybody on the ice forgot about him.)

For Jagr, it's his fourth goal of the preseason, and they've all come over the past three games while he's also recorded a pair of assists. Along with his goal on Thursday, Jagr had another outstanding scoring chance late in the first period during a two-on-one rush with Braydon Coburn only to have Brodeur make a fantastic stop while sliding across the crease to his left to get his pad on the puck after Jagr snapped off a quick one-timer.

We've talked quite a bit this offseason about how much offense the Flyers have to replace after losing Mike Richards, Jeff Carter and Ville Leino, and Jagr is going to have to be one of the focal points of the new-look Flyers. So far, in games that don't count, he looks like he's still capable of being a top offensive player. How he's able to hold up over the course of an 82-game regular season (and the playoffs) will be a big factor in how much success the Flyers have (or don't have).

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 15, 2011 6:29 pm
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Since: Jul 9, 2007
Posted on: September 30, 2011 11:50 am
 

Jagr scores again in Flyers win

I agree....he will be nursing injuries by game #40.  He can have the best eyes in the world, but their no good to the Flyers if they are watching the game from the owners box



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: September 30, 2011 11:31 am
 

Jagr scores again in Flyers win

Age can slow the feet but JJ has always had the best vision and hands in the game. 

Ha laughable comment!!!  sorry Matteo365-  its not 1993 anymore

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Since: Jun 7, 2010
Posted on: September 30, 2011 11:00 am
 

Jagr scores again in Flyers win

This line is going to be devastating. Age can slow the feet but JJ has always had the best vision and hands in the game. 



Since: Jul 17, 2011
Posted on: September 30, 2011 9:48 am
 

Jagr scores again in Flyers win

Lets go Flyers



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