Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/30/11

Jaromir Jagr made the most of his return to the Steel City by scoring to snap a tie early in the second period as the Philadelphia Flyers pulled even atop the Atlantic Division with a 4-2 triumph over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Thursday.

Booed vehemently throughout the contest, Jagr stickhandled away from defensemen Matt Niskanen and Brooks Orpik before beating Marc-Andre Fleury with a backhander to give the Flyers a 2-1 advantage. The 39-year-old Jagr, who played his first 11 NHL seasons in Pittsburgh, then incensed the Consol Energy Center faithful by giving his signature salute.

Claude Giroux increased his NHL-leading point total to 46 with a pair of assists and defenseman Kimmo Timonen and rookie Matt Read also tallied for Philadelphia. Former Penguin Max Talbot capped the scoring with an empty-net goal.

Sergei Bobrovsky finished with 24 saves for the Flyers, who have now won four in a row in Pittsburgh and are now level with the idle New York Rangers with 48 points.

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