Calgary Flames Daily: Losing streak, Jaromir Jagr joins After Hours

CALGARY, AB - OCTOBER 21: Goalie Mike Smith
CALGARY, AB - OCTOBER 21: Goalie Mike Smith /

The Calgary Flames have their first losing-streak of the season and Jaromir Jagr joined After Hours last night. Let’s check out some Flames news.

The Calgary Flames had the lead early in the first period last night against the Minnesota Wild. But with two quick goals in 1:30, the Wild took the lead again and the Flames couldn’t recover. They now have their first losing-streak of the season and are 4-4-0 in their first eight games.

The Calgary Flames came out very strong in the first period and completely dominated the Wild in the first half of that period. But they still couldn’t beat Alex Stalock with finding the back of the net as easily as they thought it would be. The Flames have now won just one game on home-ice and have lost three at the ‘Dome. Not exactly what they were hoping to give to their fans.

More about the post-game recap here.

Related Story: Flames give up lead late, lose 4-2 to Wild

Via Calgary Herald:

"“For the first 50 minutes (there was some improvements),” said Kris Versteeg who scored 43 seconds into the third period to pull the Flames ahead 2-1. “Then, we kind of threw it away. I think it was more puck management as a whole. It’s disappointing.”“You want to win at home,” said netminder Mike Smith who saw 31 pucks. “You want to put a show on for your fans, they come out and support us. We want to win here and be hard to play against in our own rink. Our record isn’t where we need it to be and needs to improve. But we did a lot of good things in (Saturday’s game).”"

In the first period last night, Jaromir Jagr left the ice after suffering a lower-body injury. He didn’t look to get hurt, but he left the ice and the Flames only disclosed that it was lower-body and he won’t return to the game for further evaluations.

However, since it was Hockey Night in Canada, they had planned for him to join After Hours. And he still did. On a brighter note, he looked quite fine during After Hours, so let’s hope that he’ll be in the lineup on Tuesday because he’s been one of the best forwards for the Flames in the last couple of games. Maybe he just really needed a nap or something.

But why he’s been one of the best forwards? It’s all in the mullet, according to him.

Via Sportsnet:

"“That’s what I always thought. That’s why I did it. The power is in the hair. It doesn’t work for me right now but hopefully it’s going to change.”"

Some links surrounding the Flames

Late surge lifts Wild over Flames (Calgary Herald).

Jaromir Jagr leaves game vs. Wild with lower-body injury (Sportsnet).

After Hours: Flames’ Jagr talks celebrations and the mullet (Sportsnet).

Brett Kulak draws in (Calgary Herald).

Some links surrounding hockey and the NHL

Golden Knights defeat Blues in OT, set record (

Hockey Canada wants to recruit CHL players for Olympic team (Sportsnet).

The quest for better CTE detection, and what it means for hockey (Sportsnet).

Sidney Crosby argues his way into 10-minute misconduct (CBC Sports).

Next: Jaromir Jagr finally looking like himself

That’s all in today’s Flames Daily!