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.”