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Jaromir Jagr knows he has dropped a cylinder — or two — since the days he was in Pittsburgh and played hockey as though his hair was on fire.
Now, at 41, his playoff beard speckled with grays, there is nothing remotely “high octane’’ about Jagr’s game.
“Once you stop learning, you’re kind of dead or you have to quit,’’ said Jagr as he sat at his locker following Saturday morning’s practice at TD Garden, where the Bruins prepared to face the New York Rangers in Sunday’s Game 2 of this best-of-seven Eastern Conference semifinal series.
“I’m learning every day and I’m 41,’’ Jagr said.
And while he skated painfully slowly in the Bruins’ series against Toronto, Jagr insists he still has plenty left in his tank.