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Jagr confident he can help Bruins at age 41 as they try to boost their playoff chances

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    FILE - In this Feb. 25, 2013 file photo, Dallas Stars right wing Jaromir Jagr, of the Czech Republic, plays against the Nashville Predators in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Nashville, Tenn. The Boston Bruins have added a big piece to their playoff run, acquiring forward Jagr from the Stars. The Stars confirmed the move on their website. Dallas will get two prospects and a second-round pick in return.(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File) (The Associated Press)

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    FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2013 file photo, Dallas Stars right wing Jaromir Jagr (68) celebrates his goal with teammates Alex Goligoski (33), Derek Roy (11) and Stephane Robidas (3) during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Phoenix Coyotes, in Dallas. The Boston Bruins have added a big piece to their playoff run, acquiring forward Jagr from the Stars. The Stars confirmed the move on their website. Dallas will get two prospects and a second-round pick in return. (AP Photo/LM Otero, FIle) (The Associated Press)

Jaromir Jagr's skills have diminished since he scored at least 30 goals in 15 consecutive seasons.

But he's content with what's left and so are the Boston Bruins.

The newly acquired wing said at his first practice with the Bruins on Thursday that he's changed from the player who wanted to be the NHL's top scorer, an honor he achieved in five seasons. Now he says it's more important to win as a team. And the more he scores, the better the chances the Bruins have of winning, starting Thursday night against the New Jersey Devils.

At practice, he skated at right wing with Tyler Seguin moving to center and Brad Marchand staying at left. The center spot opened when Patrice Bergeron suffered a moderate concussion in Tuesday night's 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators.