By: Adam Gretz
You had to know this was coming.
After all of the anticipation leading up to Jaromir Jagr's first visit to Pittsburgh following his signing with the Philadelphia Flyers over the summer, and all of the boos and jeers he received from Penguins fans, you just had to know that he was going to find a way to score a goal at some point during the game. And that's exactly what he did mid-way through the second period, giving the Flyers a 2-1 lead.
Here's a look at the goal, which was a vintage Jagr play as he cut across the middle of the ice and unleashed a beautiful backhand shot that beat Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury. And then he followed that up with his signature salute (and check out the guy in red shirt returning the favor).
"It was one of the better looking ones," said Jagr about his goal, before laughing and adding, "I'm glad it wasn't off my ass, or off my leg."
Before scoring that goal, his 12th of the season, Jagr had at least four quality scoring chances in the first period and even helped to save a goal at the other end of the ice when he lifted the stick of Penguins forward James Neal, preventing him from depositing the puck into an empty net.
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