From the time of his arrival through the start of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals last night, Jaromir Jagr had been a somewhat odd fit in the Bruins lineup.

The numbers bore that out, with him having recorded just four assists through the first 13 playoff games after a 2-7-9 run through his last 11 games of the regular season.

Well, in the Bruins’ 6-1 romp that gave them a 2-0 series lead on the Pittsburgh Penguins at Consol Energy Center, Jagr finally looked like a full-fledged “Big, Bad Bruin,” and his play earned him two assists and a plus-3 rating.

Who knew that Jagr really relished playing the Bruins’ style of hockey?

“That’s the way the Boston Bruins play. We’ve got a lot of big guys on the team who can play physical, who can cycle the puck and be strong on the boards,” Jagr said after the win. “And I don’t mind it at all. It was always my game, even when I scored probably more goals, but I don’t mind to play on the boards. I like to play physical.”

Although he was physical for most of his 14:24 of ice time, Jagr was credited with only one hit. However, it was a huge one. The Penguins had just cut the Bruins’ lead to 3-1 on a Brandon Sutter goal with 34 seconds remaining in the first period when Jagr laid into Pittsburgh defenseman Brooks Orpik at the Bruins blue line and stole the puck. Jagr then shoveled a pass to Patrice Bergeron, who fed Brad Marchand on a 2-on-2, and Marchand scored his second goal of the game for a 4-1 lead with nine seconds left.

“He was really on his game tonight. I just had to get open. He was finding me and Marchy, and he made a huge play actually on that goal late in the first on the wall,” Bergeron said. “It goes a long way. It’s little details but it goes a long way. I thought he was awesome for us tonight.”