Jagr, Jagr, Jagr has been the most talked about name in Boston since his acquisition on Tuesday afternoon. So it came as no surprise that the 41-year old forward received cheers upon taking the ice for his first game as a Boston Bruin facing off against the New Jersey Devils.
Despite a fantastic effort on Tuesday evening from Anton Khudobin- it was Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask that got the start. While Martin Brodeur was called upon to protect the crease for New Jersey.
It was announced late yesterday afternoon that Bruins Patrice Bergeron had suffered a concussion on Tuesday night and would be out for an unspecified amount of time. While the loss of Bergeron, a key player both on and off the ice- Jaromir Jagr skated in his place with Tyler Seguin and Brad Marchand.
With no goals for either team in the first period, it was Jagr who came out strong to score his 15th of the season, first with Boston at 1:20 of the second period (unassisted). It also ended up being the lone goal of the period.
Boston led New Jersey 1-0 heading into the third period, but the Devils looked to change the tides and began the period with a more upbeat stride. Despite their best efforts, they just couldn’t rebound, giving Boston the win, Tuukka Rask the shutout and Jaromir Jagr his first point in a black and gold sweater.