Flyers Vs. Penguins: Jaromir Jagr Leads Philadelphia To 4-2 Win, Ending Pittsburgh's Four Game Winning Streak

Former Penguin Jaromir Jagr scored the game-winning goal on Thursday night, as the Penguins fell at home to the Flyers.

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Flyers Vs. Penguins: Jaromir Jagr Leads Philadelphia To 4-2 Win Over Pittsburgh

The Flyers defeated the Penguins 4-2 on Thursday night and were led by former Penguin Jaromir Jagr, who spurned Pittsburgh this summer to sign with Philadelphia. Jagr and linemate Claude Giroux were dominant for much of the night, as the former Penguin scored the game-winning goal early in the second period.

The Penguins cut the Flyer lead in half when Tyler Kennedy ripped one past Sergei Bobrovsky with a little over six minutes remaining. Evgeni Malkin, who was outworked by Giroux for much of the game, assisted Kennedy. The Penguins would have a great chance to tie it up when the Flyers were whistled for too many men on the ice with less than five minutes to play. Pittsburgh, however, was unable to capitalize on the power play advantage.

Jagr was not the only former Penguin to score, however, as Maxime Talbot would seal the Philly win with an empty net goal at the end of regulation. It was a tough home loss for the Pens, snapping a four game winning streak. They will look to bounce back on Saturday night in New Jersey against the Devils.

We'll have plenty more on this game in this StoryStream, but you can also check out the SB Nation Hockey Hub for more info. For a view from the other side of the ice, head over to Broad Street Hockey and SB Nation Philly. And as always, for more on the Penguinscheck out Pensburgh.

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Flyers Vs. Penguins Score Update: Jaromir Jagr Gives Philadelphia The Lead After Two Periods

After two periods at the Consol Energy Center, the Philadelphia Flyers lead the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-1.

Jaromir Jagr gave the Flyers a 2-1 lead just six minutes into the second period. Thursday night marked the first time Jagr returned to Pittsburgh after spurning the Pens in the offseason to join the Flyers. He slipped a backhander past Marc-Andre Fleury for the lead. Jagr's line, which includes the dynamic Claude Giroux and Scott Hartnell, has outplayed the Pens first line and given Brooks Orpik and Matt Niskanen problems. At the end of the second, Philly added to the lead when Fleury gave up a rebound in front that was slammed home by Matt Read to make it 3-1.

Giroux had set up Philly's first goal, feeding Kimmo Timonen on the power play to even it up at 1-1. Pittsburgh had taken the 1-0 lead in the first minute of the game when Jordan Staal beat Sergei Bobrovsky, who is filling for Ilya Bryzgalov after he was lit up by the Lightning earlier this week. The Pens first line will have to put more shots on goal and slow down the Jagr-Giroux combo in the third to get back in it.

We'll have plenty more on this game in this StoryStream, but you can also check out the SB Nation Hockey Hub for more info. For a view from the other side of the ice, head over toBroad Street Hockey and SB Nation Philly. And as always, for more on the Penguins check out Pensburgh.

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Flyers Vs. Penguins: Jaromir Jagr Explains Decision To Spurn Pens

This past offseason, it looked like former Penguins star Jaromir Jagr was set to return to his former team after years of playing overseas. The rumors resulted in a frenzy among Penguins fans, who traded rumors about Jagr’s return on Twitter with a #jagrwatch hashtag. Their hopes were scuttled when Jagr chose the rival Flyers instead, and Jagr now tops Pens fans’ list of villains. Now he’s returning to Pittsburgh as a Flyer, and he explains his decision to spurn the Pens’ offer and head to Philadelphia.

Nobody will tell you how they want to use you. That’s one thing. But you can sometimes read between the lines. I’ve got nothing against [Penguins winger Tyler] Kennedy [who was a restricted free agent last summer] or guys like that, but if somebody tells you, ‘Well, we have to wait for Kennedy,’ and he was playing on the third line, well, where am I going to play if you wait for Kennedy before you sign me?

It seems a little odd for Jagr to single out Kennedy in particular, but there you go. When it came time for Jagr to make his decision, it was clear to pretty much everyone who was paying attention that Jagr would have had a big role on the Pens’ power play, but he claims not to know that to have been the case. Oh well. The hype surrounding his potential return was too much, and hating him now is probably a bit much too. It’s a shame for him; he could have ended his career as a hero in Pittsburgh, but now that won’t happen, or at least he’ll have to wait for it.

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Flyers Vs. Penguins: Jaromir Jagr Returns To Pittsburgh As Member Of Flyers

After signing with the hated Philadelphia Flyers this Summer, Jaromir Jagr will return to Pittsburgh for the first time on Thursday night.

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