Age is no different to Jaromir Jagr and Ray Whitney than the numbers they wear on their jerseys.
The forty-somethings scored 4:22 apart in the third period, lifting Dallas to a 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night for the Stars' fourth straight win at Staples Center.
The 41-year-old Jagr and 40-year-old Whitney scored in the same game for the second time this season. On Jan. 19 against Phoenix, they became the fourth pair of teammates age 40 or older to score in the same game since 1942-43.
''Age doesn't matter. It only matters how hard you work,'' Jagr said.
Changes in the rules that have done away with much of hockey's hooking and holding are helping the duo continue to play well.
''Any offensive guy who's still playing at my age is here strictly because of the rule changes,'' Whitney said. ''The holding and the clutching and grabbing that was part of the game before is gone. If it was still in there, you would see that old-school drafting of big mutants t...