Covering the NHL Playoffs

A Lot Has Changed Since Jaromir Jagr Last played in the Stanley Cup

By Marcus Harun
|  Wednesday, Jun 12, 2013  |  Updated 4:11 PM EDT
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Jagr First Stanley Cup Finals in 21 Years

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Boston Bruins' Jaromir Jagr sits on the bench in the third period of Game 1 of an NHL Eastern Conference final NHL playoff hockey series against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh Saturday, June 1, 2013. The Bruins won 3-0.

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The Boston Bruins take on the Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup finals that kick off tonight.

(Watch Game One live tonight at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.)

Bruins right wing Jaromir Jagr, 41, will be returning to the finals for the first time since 1992. That year, 20-year-old Jagr won his second title with the Pittsburgh Penguins, beating the Blackhawks.

The world has changed a lot since Jagr’s last appearance in the Stanley Cup; let’s take a look:

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· Jagr’s home country was still known as Czechoslovakia.
· Bruins defenseman Dougie Hamilton wasn’t even born yet.
· The Internet wasn’t being used by the public yet; it was mostly reserved for the government and big universities.
· “End of the Road” by Boyz II Men and “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix A-lot were at the top of the music charts.
· “Aladdin” and “Home Alone Two: Lost In New York” were the top grossing movies at the box office.
· People still used car phones and a new device—the cell phone—was being introduced.
· A gallon of gas cost $1.05.
· Microsoft released Windows 3.1.
· The first Super Soaker water gun was one of this most popular holiday gift purchases.
· The top primetime television shows were “60 Minutes” and “Rosanne.”
 

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