DALLAS -- Jaromir Jagr wants to show he has a little something left. The 40-year-old is off to a pretty good start.
Jagr scored twice, assisted on the game-winner and had a hand in all four goals in his Dallas debut, and the Stars opened the lockout-shortened season with a 4-3 victory against the Phoenix Coyotes on Saturday night.
"Too bad they signed him," said Radim Vrbata, who had two goals and an assist for the Coyotes. "For me, a Czech guy, that's what he does. He played in Czech during the lockout the whole time and you can see he knows what he's doing out there."
Coming off career lows in goals and points last season in Philadelphia after spending three years playing in Russia, Jagr scored the first Dallas goal of the season, pulled the Stars even at 2-all with his 667th career goal late in the second period and assisted on both third-period goals.
"Don't get used to it, guys," joked Jagr, the NHL's active leader in goals, assists and points.
"It was strange. We had only one week in training camp. I had to get used to new teammates, too, and we didn't have a chance to play any games this season."
It can't really be called beginner's luck, though, for a player with 1,347 career games and 1,657 points.