Berkshire Bank Faceoff: Jaromir Jagr Returns to Boston, Martin Brodeur Gets Start for Devils


Stanley Cup Bruins Blackhawks HockeyJaromir Jagr made quite the first impression after being traded to the Bruins last season. The future Hall of Famer scored in his Boston debut against the New Jersey Devils, as a puck deflected off of his skate and went by Martin Brodeur.

That sight, of Jagr scoring a goal, wasn’t one Bruins fans became accustomed to, though. Jagr only scored two goals during his time with the Bruins, which included a frustrating stretch that continued through the B’s Stanley Cup Final loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.

Jagr will make his first appearance in Boston since Game 6 of the Cup Final on Saturday night when he leads those Devils into TD Garden to take on the B’s. Jagr is off to a nice start with the Devils, averaging nearly a point per game in his first 10 games with his latest club.

He won’t be the only future Hall of Famer in the Jersey lineup. Brodeur will get the start in net for the Devils.

Here are the projected lineups for both clubs.

Bruins (7-2-0, 14 points)

Milan Lucic — David Krejci — Jarome Iginla
Reilly Smith — Patrice Bergeron — Brad Marchand
Carl Soderberg — Chris Kelly — Jordan Caron
Daniel Paille — Gregory Campbell — Shawn Thornton

Zdeno Chara — Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg — Dougie Hamilton/Matt Bartkowski
Torey Krug — Adam McQuaid

Tuukka Rask

Devils (1-5-4, 6 points)

Patrik Elias — Andrei Loktionov — Jaromir Jagr
Rostislav Olesz — Adam Henrique — Michael Ryder
Dainius Zubrus — Travis Zajac — Damien Brunner
Ryan Carter — Stephen Gionta — Steve Bernier

Andy Greene — Mark Fayne
Anton Volchenkov — Marek Zidlicky
Eric Gelinas — Adam Larsson

Martin Brodeur

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During the 2015-16 season, Berkshire Bank Foundation will donate $200 to Habitat for Humanity for each successful penalty kill by the Bruins and has raised $37,380 total through April 9.

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