Jaromir Jagr, the 41 year old winger who was recently dealt from the Stars, made his debut as a Boston Bruin Thursday night. The New Jersey Devils were in Boston trying to turn around their sub-par record of 2-4-4 in their last ten. The Devils had 17 shots to the Bruins 6 in the first period, but just 1:20 into the second, Brad Marchand threw one towards the net from the left side and it redirected off of Jagr’s skate and found it’s way into the back of the net.
Sloppy play with the puck for the Bruins gave the Devils a chance at a late push, but they were unable to beat Tuukka Rask who made a total of 40 saves. Boston skated on to a 1-0 win giving them 2 valuable points to stay tight with Montreal in the North East Division.
As for now Jagr seems to be a good fit in Boston, maybe even a better fit that Jarome Iginla would have been. Jagr is skating on a line with Brad Marchand and Tyler Seguin. Jagr logged 19:12 TOI, had 5 shots, and gave the Bruins a few good opportunities on the Boston’s lone power play. The Bruins are just going to have to start turning those power play opportunities into goals if they want to keep up with the Montreal Canadians who are currently 1 point ahead of the Bruins in the division.