Jagr misses morning skate, but is '100 percent'

Jagr misses morning skate, but is '100 percent'
June 15, 2013, 2:45 pm
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CHICAGO – Jaromir Jagr skipped the Saturday morning skate prior to Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Finals, but that has become something of the norm for the 41-year-old during the postseason.

After all Jagr did the same thing prior to Game 2 of the conference finals against the Pittsburgh Penguins, and whispers surfaced that maybe he was going to be scratched place of Kaspars Daugavins. As it turns out those whispers were baseless, and Jagr had two assists in a blowout win for the Black and Gold that set them on their way against the Penguins.

So it wasn’t shocking to see Jagr once again skip the morning skate, and perhaps try to give his hockey club a little bit of the good fortune in Game 2 that they had in the last round. The future Hall of Famer also played 33:48 in the triple overtime game, which is probably his highest ice time total in at least a decade and grounds for a little bit of a body rest.

“He’s feeling 100 percent,” said Claude Julien of Jagr. “He’s 41.”

Since the advent of the seven game series for the Stanley Cup Finals back in 1939, the winner of Game 2 in the series has gone on to win the series a whopping 75 percent of the time.

Everybody else, including Nathan Horton, was on the ice and looking ready to go against the Chicago Blackhawks, and it appears that it will be the same lineup for Boston in Game 2 that fell in the triple overtime of Game 1. Here are the expected line combos and D-pairings: