Jaromir Jagr Blames Lack of Goals on New Sticks, Says ‘I Have to Start Scoring’

Jaromir Jagr, Eric Gelinas, Andy Greene, Adam HenriqueJaromir Jagr is tied for the team lead in points, but the veteran forward isn’t pleased with his production early in the season, holding a piece of equipment accountable for his lack of scoring.

The 41-year-old has notched two goals and seven assists this season — including two helpers in New Jersey’s come-from-behind win against the Bruins on Saturday night — but the NHL journeyman has been hard on himself, and his new sticks, about his slow goal-scoring start.

“I have to start scoring,” Jagr told the Star-Ledger. “I don’t score as many goals as I would like to or have as many chances. It might have something to do with my sticks. I had to change my sticks this year. The company I [got] my sticks from went into bankruptcy. It’s not easy when you’re 41 to change all of a sudden. The game is so quick, a little difference and you lose the puck.”

Change isn’t easy, but now with his seventh NHL team, something tells us Jagr will adjust to his new sticks sooner rather than later.