A late start to the NHL season has finally seen the teams get onto the ice as 13 games were played on Saturday Jan. 19, 2013. The opening day match for the Dallas Stars saw the Phoenix Coyotes come to town for what turned out to be the Jaromir Jagr show.
The 40-year-old right winger rolled back the years as he scored the opening goal of the game in the dying minutes of the first period thanks to an assist from Loui Eriksson, who also was on his game in the first game of the year.
Jagr would again prove spoiler to the Coyotes who had pulled ahead 2-1 in the second period before the Czech again lit the lamp in the last two minutes of second period to bring the Stars back to level terms.
The third period would see Jagr become the provider as his two goals having been assisted by Eriksson and then Ray Whitney saw him return the favor.
A power play assist for Jagr saw Whitney put the Stars back on top 31 seconds into the third period. Phoenix would not remain quite however, as a second goal for Radim Vrbata again brought the game to level terms 3-3 with 17 minutes left.
However, Jagr once again proved that age had no place in the NHL as he assisted the go ahead and game winning goal to Loui Eriksson seven minutes from time and the Stars were able to hold on for a season opening three points.
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