"You ever play in the playoffs before?" Giroux asked Jagr.
Jagr smiled and yelled, "I never missed the playoffs," as he walked away smiling.
Oh, Jagr's missed the playoffs before. But he has won a pair of Stanley Cups with Pittsburgh and is back in the postseason after spending the last three seasons in Russia. It's his turn now to play spoiler in Pittsburgh — just like the Flyers did for Buffalo.
Notes: The Flyers presented their year-end awards before the game. Giroux was named team MVP, Kimmo Timonen was outstanding defenseman, Scott Hartnell won most improved player, and Jagr was named the Flyer who best illustrates character, dignity and respect for the sport both on and off the ice. ... The Flyers swept the season series 4-0. ... The Flyers finished 22-13-6 at home.
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