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Jagr records two points as Rangers top Bruins

Sep 30, 2006 - 11:06 PM BOSTON (Ticker) -- Jaromir Jagr is ready for the regular season.

Playing his second game in as many days after undergoing offseason shoulder surgery, Jagr registered a goal and an assist as the New York Rangers posted a 5-3 victory over the Boston Bruins in the preseason finale for both teams.

The runner-up for the Hart Trophy after setting franchise single-season records with 54 goals and 123 points last season, Jagr suffered a dislocated left shoulder in Game One of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the New Jersey Devils in April. The Czech superstar underwent an operation and sat out the Rangers' first five preseason contests before making his preseason debut in Friday's 2-1 loss to the New York Islanders.

On Saturday, Jagr helped set up Brendan Shanahan for a power-play goal with just under six minutes remaining in the first period before netting a man-advantage tally of his own late in the second to give the Rangers a 3-1 lead.

Nigel Dawes scored the next two tallies to open a four-goal advantage, but Boston made a game of it midway through the third period on goals by Brad Boyes and Petr Tenkrat.

Petr Prucha also tallied and defenseman Fedor Tyutin recorded two assists for the Rangers, who went 4-for-11 on the power play. Henrik Lundqvist, a 2006 Vezina Trophy finalist, made 31 saves.

Glen Murray scored with the man advantage and former Ranger Marc Savard set up a pair of goals for the Bruins, who outshot the Rangers, 34-25.

The Rangers open the season at home Thursday against the Washington Capitals, while the Bruins visit the Florida Panthers for their opener Friday.

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