@NHL Flames top @NHLFlyers in OT, Jagr, mates roll into DC by train–50’s style

PHILADELPHIA–The Flames never held a lead until Michael Frolik’s overtime game winning goal in a 5-4 victory over the Flyers  Saturday afternoon at Wells Fargo Center.

Sean Monahan scored a natural hat trick, all on the power play in the second period and added an assist, while Johnny Gaudreau, from nearby South New Jersey, had a goal and an assist as well as the respect of the Flyer faithful who appreciated the efforts of a local boy done good.

It was a quiet day for Jaromir Jagr and his linemates, outside a few shifts in the third period, when with the game on the line were generating pressure if not scoring chances. He finished -1 on the day, and also cut short a few shifts, raising concerns here he might be feeling some effects of the lower body malady that kept him out of six games not so long ago.

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Expanded coverage and stats from nhl.com at this link.

https://www.nhl.com/gamecenter/cgy-vs-phi/2017/11/18/2017020292#game=2017020292,game_state=final

It’s  not the Chattaonooga Choo Choo, but team takes train to DC

After the games the Flames boarded trains wearing 40s/50s era suits in a themed excursion to Washington. Still looking for a solo photo of Jagr in the outfits, but here’s how the bulk of the team looked in those classic threads. Jagr may be in the back row of this picture, his famous hair blocked by the hats of his teammates.

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JAGROMETER.COM North America EXCLUSIVE…Jagr before leaving Wells Fargo Arena

Jagr and Michael Frolik talking to Flyers Jakub Vorachek after the Flames 5-4 OT win.

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That photo is from sport.cz and here’s the accompanying text which translates in google chrome.

https://www.sport.cz/hokej/nhl/clanek/935875-i-jagr-nasadil-klobouk-koukal-jsem-jak-blazen-nechapal-voracek.html#hp-artcl

That’s the way people dressed decades ago. Look at game film from the early 90s, even. Game jerseys were rare. Now they are abundant.

The magazine also published an interview with Michael Frolik, which includes several Jagr references.

https://www.sport.cz/hokej/nhl/clanek/935597-frolik-zaridil-dulezitou-vyhru-v-treninku-si-bere-priklad-z-jagra.html#section-artcl

and also this article about a ritual in Philadelphia where Czech players from both teams meet after a game.

https://www.sport.cz/hokej/nhl/clanek/935600-navrat-legendy-do-philadelphie-velky-poprask-nevyvolal-aspon-na-nej-divaci-nebuceli.html#article-artcl

Capitals veterans talk about first time playing Jagr

The Washington Post published this article we’re happy to share a link to from their Sunday edition.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capitals-insider/wp/2017/11/19/jaromir-jagr-never-ending-nhl-career-fuels-a-leagues-worth-of-recollections/?tid=sm_tw_ps&tid=sm_tw_ps&utm_term=.af29ff005855

Updated Jagr-O-Meter and Jagr fans reunite in Washington

The Flames play the Capitals at 7 pm EST,  Monday, Nov. 20 in Washington. Jagr fans invited to meet and mingle at Fuel, across the street from the arena to enjoy pizza and wings before the game or at The Green Turtle Bar in the Capital One Center after the game. Usually a strong of Czech and US born Jagr fans show up for games in Washington. Jagrometer.com will be there again and expects to see more than the 10 Jagr jerseys observed in Philadelphia. TheJAGROMETER--Game19Calgary5Philadelphia4OT

Doing research for this page always unveils something interesting and unexpected links unrelated to the original thought. We’ve mentioned Czech writer Zdenek Janda frequently. Three years ago East Coast writer Randy Miller wrote about him for nj.com. An interesting look at someone who has unique access to the Legend.

http://www.nj.com/devils/index.ssf/2014/03/covering_devils_jaromir_jagr_always_entertaining_for_czech_hockey_writer.html

Zdenek wrote about an Jagr feature in Czechs Sport Magazine, which also published the Jagr in 50’s era clothes we shared.

http://isport.blesk.cz/clanek/hokej-nhl/318751/jagr-ve-sport-magazinu-nhl-mensi-je-lepsi-pripadam-si-jako-v-dorostu.html

A message for our Czech readers.

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In recent years Czech fans, either visiting from Europe or USA-based, have been seen wearing the #68 Czech national team jersey, wearing wigs like the Travelling Jagrs and waving the Czech flag.  Most arenas will allow the flag if you wear it as a cape. Please visit the USA or Canada this year and feel free to write to me for advice on planning your trip. Air BnB is popular for those trying to get the most of their travel budget. Most NHL cities have other interesting things to visit to supplement your vacation to the USA and Canada with enriching experiences.

Assorted Jagr-related links:

Thanks for visiting JAGRometer.com, home of the Jagr-O-Meter, tracking Jaromir Jagr since he returned to the NHL from Russia. Subscribe free and get the latest edition as soon as it is released.  Please share with your friends.

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

@sportsnet

@tsn

American hockey outlets include

@thehockeynews

@puckdaddy

@NBCSports

@theAthletic

 

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:

https://www.facebook.com/68Jagr/?fref=ts

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.

https://www.facebook.com/JaromirJagrfan/?fref=nf

@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:

@FlamesView

@FlamesBlog

@NateDawgFTF

@FlamesLifeBlog

@GrimeBlogFlames

@BlogTheFlames

 

@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.

http://www.quanthockey.com/nhl/records/nhl-players-all-time-points-leaders.html

@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:

https://twitter.com/RytiriKladno

 

@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.

@radioprague

@CzechTV

sport.cz is an on-line magazine that routinely shares Jagr news

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 thetravellingjagrs@gmail.com.

The group also has a website: http://www.travellingjagrs.com. Follow them on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/695821573799933/

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Ray Haluska aka Kladno Jagr, curator of the Jagr-O-Meter

Finally, tonight, The Legend Continues.

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