As expected, the boos rained down on Philadelphia Flyers forward Jaromir Jagr in his first visit back to Pittsburgh in three years. From the moment he stepped onto the ice for warmups to his first touch of the puck in the first period, the CONSOL Energy Center crowd let him know exactly how they felt about him
Early in the second period with the score tied at 1-1, Jagr gave Penguins fans another reason to boo.
After receiving a pass inside the Penguins' zone, Jagr stickhandled away from Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik and put a vintage backhander past Marc-Andre Fleury to break the tie.
Then came the vintage Jagr salute. In Pittsburgh. Knowing the vitriol thrown his way. Give Jagr credit, he really knows how to tweak an opposing fanbase, no matter who it is.
The Flyers defeated the Penguins, 4-2. Who scored the game-clinching empty net goal? None other than Max Talbot, the former Penguins fan favorite who, like Jagr, signed with Philadelphia last summer. What a night for the heels.