The paths they took to the Bruins after leaving the Rangers were disparate, Jaromir Jagr through Russia and then the Flyers and Stars while Wade Redden spent two seasons in the AHL before resurfacing this season, first with the Blues.

Now, Jagr is hoping to rediscover his scoring touch while the injured Redden just wants to rejoin the lineup as the Bruins host the Rangers today in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series at TD Garden.

"I’ve played better, that’s for sure," said Jagr, 41, who has four assists in eight playoff games and will remain on the Bruins’ second line with center Patrice Bergeron and left wing Brad Marchand. "It’s not the first time, it’s not going to be the last time."

The Bruins, foiled in their attempt to acquire Jarome Iginla from the Flames, sent two players and a second-round pick to the Stars on April 2 for Jagr, who set the Rangers’ franchise record with 54 goals in 2005-06.

The next day, Redden, 35, was acquired from the Blues for a conditional draft pick at the trade deadline. He has a goal and an assist in five playoff games but missed the Bruins’ 3-2 overtime win over the Rangers in Game 1 with an upper-body injury and remains day to day.