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Jaromir Jagr tilted his head back and stared at the ceiling — or maybe at the hockey gods above. His mouth widened and he released an elongated shout of despair.
Jagr’s reaction after hitting the post 1:28 into overtime Saturday night illustrated the forward’s postseason struggles. The 41-year-old has not scored since April 21, enduring the longest postseason drought of his career.
“He’s snakebitten,” Daniel Paille said. “But I don’t think he’s too far off.”
Indeed, Jagr has had chances. He’s recorded 51 shots through 18 playoff games, including a team-high five on Saturday (no other Bruin tallied more than three).