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Jaromir Jagr’s line finally steps up for Bruins

TORONTO — The NHL is a fiddler’s game now, which often makes Jaromir Jagr look out of place, an old man playing a different, old-world kind of music. The fiddlers fiddle, race and shoot, then race a little more, shoot a little more. Then there is Jagr, age 41, meticulously creating and crafting his own sheet music, his stick a Stradivarius.

“He may not have the speed he used to have,’’ noted Bruins coach Claude Julien, after watching Jagr post six shots and contribute a key assist in the Bruins’ 5-2 win over the Leafs Monday night at the Air Canada Centre. “But he still has the hands.’’

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