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Goalless Jagr says he’s ‘not going to give up’

May 19, 2013, 11:23 AM EDT

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Jaromir Jagr hasn’t been quite what the Boston Bruins have hoped for in the postseason. The future Hall of Famer has no goals in the postseason and for all intents and purposes is in an offensive slump. That’s not going to stop him from trying though.

NHL.com’s Dan Rosen hears from Jagr about what his mindset is while he struggles to contribute in the playoffs.

“It doesn’t really matter how many goals you’ve scored before, the confidence comes with any play — any good play can give you the confidence, any good pass that can score a goal can change it around,” Jagr said. “You’ve just got to work hard and go through it. I’m not going to give up. Of course I’d like to help this team a little more than I do right now, but the only thing I can do about it is work hard.”

You don’t play for as long as Jagr has without working hard and after over 20 years of pro hockey it’s safe to say he knows how to get it done.

That said, he struggled scoring goals last season in the playoffs for the Flyers netting just one of his own. If he’s not scoring them for Boston, assisting others would be just as well.

  1. nunan - May 19, 2013 at 11:29 AM

    Jagr and Seguin…time to step up. Need goals..can’t win these games 2-1 all the time. If the Bruins score 3 goals, they’re tough to beat…4+ goals and it’s almost impossible.

    • stakex - May 19, 2013 at 12:11 PM

      The exact same thing can be said about the Rangers, only its Richards and Nash that have to step up.

  2. 950003cups - May 19, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    Bury a hat trick today Jagr!!!!!

  3. valoisjoeybfeld69 - May 19, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    I think project 68 has been a failure. Bs need to turn to home grown talent for more goals.

    • nunan - May 19, 2013 at 11:53 AM

      Jagr is a rental. His style doesn’t really fit the team but I think we’re also seeing the worst of him right now. He’s pretty darn effective when he is on his game. At least he creates things and possesses the puck to keep play in the offensive zone. With the cap going down and some of the talent they have in Providence, I wouldn’t be surprised if we see more homegrown talent make the team next year, mainly Spooner and Bartkowski, or maybe Krug. That is probably going to be a trend for most teams, I would think.

  4. govtminion - May 19, 2013 at 12:05 PM

    Up until the game against the Rangers a few nights ago, I felt like Jagr was still an asset- he’d lost a step, and hadn’t scored, but he was drawing defensemen to him by reputation if nothing else and creating room for other players, and was moving the puck well. But… when you’re getting 20-second shifts because you’re gassed in the early part of the third period, after you’ve had a few days off since Game 7 against Toronto… no one will ever question Jagr’s commitment to the game and to his own fitness, but time may have finally caught up with him.

    But, as others have said, he’s a rental, so it’s not like we’re on the hook for him for years to come. The experiment didn’t work out, that sucks, worth a try though.

  5. stakex - May 19, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    No one wants to say it, but I think Jagrs age might finally have caught up to him. Much like last season he started strong, but has faded late…. and its even more pronounced this year. He still looks good with the puck in short bursts, but the stamina is obviously not there. If I was the Bruins he would be playing almost exclusively on the power play.

  6. upyourstodd - May 19, 2013 at 12:18 PM

    I would like to see him pass the puck more. He cant muscle his way through 3 guys anymore. Pass the puck a little quicker and I guarantee things will open up for him and his line.

  7. jcmeyer10 - May 19, 2013 at 1:02 PM

    I’ll call it age when he is not trying to transition to a new team.

  8. 950003cups - May 19, 2013 at 2:30 PM

    Jaromir is gonna score a deuce today. The Jagr family never ages. They said the same about his brother Mick a few years ago. But the Rolling Stones are still rocking stadiums these days.

    NUF SED!!

  9. wisdomnfl - May 19, 2013 at 5:01 PM

    He’s done. Love ya Jaromir but time to hang it up and make room for he young guys.

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