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Bruins’ Jaromir Jagr trying to play to strengths

Forward is less speedy but wheels are turning

Jaromir Jagr knows he has dropped a cylinder — or two — since the days he was in Pittsburgh and played hockey as though his hair was on fire. That was when he had a high-octane game that matched his flowing mane and helped the Penguins win back-to-back Stanley Cup championships in 1991 and 1992.

Now, at 41, his playoff beard speckled with grays, there is nothing remotely “high octane’’ about Jagr’s game. Oh, he still has the quick hands and the savvy and awareness to strike fear into the heart of the opposition when he has the puck in the attacking zone.

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