Calgary Flames Daily: Game day, Jaromir Jagr back in the lineup

VANCOUVER, BC - OCTOBER 14 2017: (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)
VANCOUVER, BC - OCTOBER 14 2017: (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images) /

The Calgary Flames continue their home-stance tonight against the Vancouver Canucks and Jaromir Jagr draws back into the lineup. More Flames news here.

Tonight, the Calgary Flames will play the fifth game in their season-long seven-game home stance. They’re currently 3-1-0 in this home stance and are on a three-game win streak. They were struggling on home-ice but after these three most recent wins, they’re finally 4-4-0 at home and are 0.500 on home-ice. They were also struggling with their offence, specifically, with their secondary scoring.

In their last game against the New Jersey Devils, this was the first time that the Flames scored more than two goals in regulation since Oct. 14. Which ironically enough, was against the Vancouver Canucks – the team they’re playing tonight.

Speaking of the Canucks, they shocked everyone with how well they did. They were third in the Pacific for a while, but they’ve lost three of their last fall and have fallen to the first wildcard spot. Now, with the same amount of games played, they have the same amount of points as the Flames. However, the Flames have one more win than them. But the Canucks are ahead because they have more ROW than the Flames.

Related Story: Flames finally achieve 0.500 at home

The Canucks are playing in the second game of a back-to-back which is also the fourth time in five games that the Flames are playing a tired team. Like I mentioned, the Flames and Canucks are playing their second game of the season. The Flames won the first matchup 5-2 where Jaromir Jagr got his first point.

After being out of the lineup for a couple weeks, Jagr will finally draw in tonight and come back from injury. With Jagr drawing in, Matt Stajan will sit out tonight as Curtis Lazar plays centre on that fourth line. Jagr will join Mark Jankowski and Sam Bennett on the third line.


Jagr’s age: 45 years old

Bennett + Jankowski’s combined ages: 44 years old

The Canucks have also had a few offensive problems of their own. In their last four games, twice they’ve scored less than two goals and once they scored more than two goals. If the Calgary Flames can keep their momentum high and take advantage of a tired Canucks team, hopefully, they can pull away with two points and steal the Canucks’ playoff spot.

Flames Tweet of the day

Some links surrounding the Flames

Game Day: Vancouver Canucks at Calgary Flames (Calgary Sun).

What We Learned: Flames could do some damage if they stay healthy (Yahoo Sports).

Plenty of chances, but eight Flames forwards shooting blanks (Calgary Sun).

Flames’ Mikael Backlund shows strong character both on and off the ice (Sportsnet).

Some links surrounding hockey and the NHL

Nashville Predators’ team bus leaves two players behind (FanSided).

5 things we learned in the NHL: Keller early Calder Trophy frontrunner (Sportsnet).

Down Goes Brown: Revisiting the golden age of three-way NHL trades (Sportsnet).

Why Harrison Browne couldn’t retire from women’s hockey (Macleans).

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That’s all in today’s Flames Daily!