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

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    AP
    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.

    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:

    · 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.”