(LOS ANGELES–It was an Oreo game for the Flames Wednesday in Calgary’s 4-3 overtime win over the Los Angeles Kings. The Flames sandwiched a pair of goals around three scored by the home team before claiming the win in the extra session on Sean Monahan’s pass.
Jagr hopes his worst game is behind him as his game conditioning catches up to his younger teammates and opponents. It was Jagr’s 1712th career NHL game and his first since his last game with the Florida Panthers in April. He had one shot attempt early in the game and finished -1 as Los Angeles scored a few seconds after he exited the penalty box after serving a penalty to Flames goalie Mike Smith. Jagr talked to NHL.com about is evening in this article that was a supplement to their game coverage.
Full coverage of Wednesday’s 4-3 overtime victory of the Los Angeles Kings can be in enjoyed by following this link from nhl.com.
Calgary’s Flames games this weekend
Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 Ottawa Senators at Flames, 9 ET, 7 MT
Sandwiched between some west coast games is a Flames home game vs. Ottawa at the Saddledome. The game will be Jagr’s home debut in front of his new home fans.
Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 Flames at Vancouver Cancucks 10 ET, 8 MT, 7 PT
A quick trip west following Friday’s game find the Flames playing in British Columbia. This game completes a stretch of four games in six days. After that the Flames will have no games for the next four days.
In overreaction central a few people shared an article stating Jagr’s stay with Calgary could be short-lived based on this perfomance in one game and his typical harsh self-assessment of how he played Wednesday. Back around the turn of the century Jagr was in a slump and said it felt like he was “dying alive.” A few months later he clinched another scoring title for the Penguins. Ignore such nonsense and get ready for some great hockey from #68.
Both the NHL and TSN released artwork depicting Jagr playing for his ninth NHL team.
Assorted Jagr-related links:
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The NHL has several outlets to distribute news on the game and maintains player profile pages which include video highlights.
nhl.com and @nhl on twitter are two great options. Sign up for your favorite teams and get regular reports with them.
nhl.tv is the official page for the subcription service offered by the nhl. Never miss a Jagr game!
Canadian hockey outlets include
American hockey outlets include
Calgary Flames Website:
Some Jagr-related social media accounts:
@68Jagr on twitter. This is the real site, the one and only official Jaromir Jagr twitter account. Postings are rare, but worth the wait.
The two best Jagr facebook pages are:
This is the page Jagr posts on, if he is going to post at all. With 700,000+ followers, he doesn’t monitor the page that closely or answer messages, so don’t be offended.
Another good facebook page is one produced by someone in the Czech Republic. It has more than 100,000 likes. This is not the official page, but it is very good.
@NHLFlames is the official twitter of the Calgary Flames.
@EricFrancis writes for the @Calgaryherald.
The following Flames Bloggers should have some Jagr content this season:
@Zdenek_Janda Czech reporter who covers the NHL and reports on other news for the people of the Czech Republic, sometimes from the USA.
@Jsmidcro Jan Smid was a US-based Czech reporter who collaborated on “Jagr”, an autobiography in the late 90’s detailing Jagr’s early life and career in the NHL. Smid now covers international affairs but has remained friends with Jagr through the years. A good follow for his international news. The book is till available on Amazon and ebay, tells the early story of Jagr’s life and career through 1996. Comes with a nice replica autograph inside so don’t be fooled by claims that the book is hand-signed by Jagr unless there’s a second, smaller signature somewhere.
@NHLHistoryGirl This hockey lover shares interesting informational tidbits about hockey and the NHL in general from scholarly research on hockey. She gets an A+ and First Star from us. How does she do it?
@MyRegularFace She’s another gem. Watches lots of games and gets up GIFs faster than nhl.com or anyone else out there.
Quant Hockey: Career stats updated game by game by a hockey lover in Europe. Site enables you to find career leaders in any offensive category by clicking on the category you are researching.
@rytiriKladno The Kladno Hockey Club: Before coming to the NHL Jagr played for this team in the Czech league as a teenager. Now he owns the team. It’s in Czech but some devices can translate to English. Follow them at:
@HockeyCzech National organization for hockey in the Czech Republic.
@hokej.cz is another Czech hockey site
@deniksport very interested in Jagr and have several reporters who file stories on the Legend.
Tomas Pokorny is a Czech hockey reporter and worth a twitter follow: @topicek
TRAVELLING JAGRS links
@68isgr8 is the twitter for The Traveling Jagrs. Clad in different Jagr jerseys and hair styles from 68’s career, they gained league-wide recognition when they caught Jagr’s attention during a pre-game skate of a Dallas Stars game in Canada during the 2012-2013 season. Since then, they convene at games in Western Canada and make a road trip or two every year, playing street hockey with locals, posing for hundreds of pictures, and having a good time with fans while honoring an all-time NHL legend. This is the official site for the group but is the personal twitter for Dallas Stars Jagr, aka Trevor Freeman
Speaking of pictures or any other inquiries–write to the Travelling Jagrs directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Also follow them on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/695821573799933/
Ray Haluska aka Kladno Jagr, curator of the Jagr-O-Meter