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• Jaromir Jagr scored two goals Saturday night and became the first NHL player to reach the 40-goal mark this season. It's the first time in club history that a Rangers player has been the first to 40 goals. Jagr has been the first to 40 one previous time, for the Penguins in 1996-97. In the last NHL season (2003-04), the first player to hit the 40-goal mark was Columbus' Rick Nash, who did so March 27!
Jagr's five-game goal streak is his longest for the Rangers and it's his longest single-season streak since he scored in his final six games of the 2000-01 campaign for Pittsburgh.
• The Tampa Bay Lightning ended a 21-game winless streak in Boston with a 6-5 win over the Bruins on Saturday. That ended the longest road winless streak by one team against another since the Penguins had a NHL-record 42-game winless run in Philadelphia from 1974-88.
The Bruins had lost only one other game at their current arena (which opened in October 1995) in which they scored at least three first-period goals. That was a 6-3 loss to the Islanders on March 27, 1997.
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