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Jaromir Jagr scores his first Flyers goal in style

Jaromir Jagr

FILE - This Sept. 17, 2011 file photo shows Philadelphia Flyers’ Jaromir Jagr, from the Czech Republic, during an NHL hockey media availability, in Voorhees, N.J. For all the changes, the Flyers are counting on his game to stay the same and help play a key role in getting them back to the Stanley Cup finals. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)


For one breathtaking moment, a stunned Philadelphia crowd was allowed to forget about Chris Pronger’s health. Some were transported to the 2008 playoffs (when he scored his most recent NHL goal) while many more traveled to his dominant run in the ‘90s.

Either way, Jaromir Jagr scored about as gorgeous a first Flyers goal as you could ask for tonight. He cashed in on a breakaway goal that reminded nostalgic types of the days when he dominated the NHL in a Pittsburgh Penguins jersey (while donning that infamous mullet). Some might find cruel coincidence that it came as a result of a high-sticking penalty, but it was a beautiful moment on an ugly night nonetheless.

Sure, it took him eight games, but the 39-year-old winger deserves a salute for that highlight reel effort.

Update: Jagr finished the night with a second breakaway goal and added an assist, as the Flyers beat the Leafs 4-2.