COLUMBUS–The Calgary Flames (12-8-0) visit Columbus (13-7-10) in an Thanksgiving Eve matchup at Nationwide Arena.
The Flames have won two straight games since losing the opener of their six game road trip while Columbus has won four straight. Red hot Johnny Gaudreau has a 10-game point streak and leads the offense against a stingy Columbus defense anchored by goalie Sergeio Bobvrosky.
Flames 4-Washington 1
Gaudreau had a goal and an assist in Calgary’s victory over the Capitals Monday night at Capitol One Arena. The win was a nice follow-up to their 5-4 OT win Saturday afternoon at Philadelphia. Expanded coverage and higlights of that game can be seen at this link from nhl.com
Jaromir Jagr had an assist in the Washington game, and jagrometer.com is requesting the NHL consider whether he should have been credited with two helpers, using photos to illustrate the point. But first, nhl.com video of the Mark Giordano goal on which Jagr received the second assist.
It was Jagr’s 1154th career assist and 1920th career point.
Now, onto the matter of the possible second assist. Calgary is on a third period power play. A centering pass to Jagr is interrupted by a slash by a Capital defense who takes a slashing penalty for breaking Jagr’s stick.
First the nhl.com video of the scoring play.
Now a photo breakdown of the play.
What do you say NHL? Can you review your high definition video and to determine if Jagr made contact with the puck, qualifying for an assist on this Makael Backlund goal in the Calgary/Washington game Monday, Nov. 20, 2017? It matters because points are an important criteria in awarding contracts and Jagr waited a long time for a new contract.
Jagrometer.com hopes the NHL will give this play a detailed review and make a scoring change if they have enough evidence to do so.
Jagr rides stationary bike, says no to Farewell Tour
Tom Giulutti covered Jagr during his Devils years and interviewed him after Calgary’s game in Washington. Here’s the link to his latest Jagr story on nhl.com.
Local Czech fans celebrate Jagr after DC game
The USA Capital City, Washington DC and it’s suburbs have a contingents of Czech citizens and visitors that circle their calendars for a get together whenever Jagr plays in DC. They were thrilled with Jagr’s one assist effort Monday night and toasted the legend in abstentia with beverage and song at the Green Turtle, a bar located at Capitol One Arena.
A message for our Czech readers.
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:
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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The group also has a website: http://www.travellingjagrs.com. Follow them on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/695821573799933/
Ray Haluska aka Kladno Jagr, curator of the Jagr-O-Meter
Finally, tonight, The Legend Continues.