Calgary Flames Daily: Six-game losing streak, Jagr returning?

CALGARY, AB - FEBRUARY 1: Travis Hamonic
CALGARY, AB - FEBRUARY 1: Travis Hamonic /

The Calgary Flames are currently on a six-game losing streak aka I’m crying. Jaromir Jagr also said that he isn’t ruling out a return to Calgary.

The Calgary Flames have been frustrating all of us. They’re currently on a six-game losing streak and they’re somewhat on a downfall. After going on a seven-game win streak, then the bye-week came around and ruined everything, they’re on a six-game losing streak.

Since the start of last season, they were 53-0-2 when leading after two periods. They’ve now lost their last two games in regulation when leading after two periods. Something that seems to be a trend in these losses is the Flames inability to hold a lead.

For Mike Smith, he had a rare off-night, unfortunately. When the Flames are finally able to score and get their offence going, it’s typical Flames for them to lack goaltending in that case. Flames fans can truly never have anything nice going. This isn’t be shaming Smith, he’s been incredible this whole season, but just stating what’s been happening with this team this season.

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Calgary Sun:

"“The team was fine. It was me,” Smith said. “It’s disappointing to let your teammates down like that and lay an egg, so to speak. Just too many bad goals. That’s just plain and simple.”"

Everyone right away jumped to Smith’s defence. Like I said, he’s been incredible all season long. He was bound to have an off night at some point.

"“What are we, Game 51? And that’s the first time our goaltending couldn’t be considered a star in a game — both guys,” reminded Flames head coach Glen Gulutzan. “So we’re pretty fortunate.”Echoed Flames centre and veteran voice-of-reason Matt Stajan: “(Smith) has bailed us out more times than we can count.”"

On a lighter side of things, Jaromir Jagr has said that he isn’t ruling out a return to Calgary if Kladno’s season ends earlier than expected. But at the same time, it’s not something we should all be hoping for because the chances of that happening are quite slim.

Via Calgary Sun:

"“The chance is still open, even though it now looks minimal, that I could come back to play for Calgary, in case (HC Kladno) would have finished the season here earlier than we expect,” Jagr said Thursday, according to “But my current goal is to get healthy and get back in shape to help Kladno advance to Extraliga.”"

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Some links surrounding the Flames

Calgary Flames Prospect Report: Rasmus Andersson looks ready for NHL promotion (Sportsnet).

Flames Thoughts: Rare Smith off night does Calgary in vs. Lightning (Sportsnet).

Jagr won’t rule out return to Flames … But don’t bet on it (Calgary Sun).

Parents, teammates provide support after Frolik’s uncharacteristic gaffe (Calgary Sun).

Rough night for Smith, Flames (Calgary Sun).

Some links surrounding hockey and the NHL

Nathan MacKinnon update: Avs’ star to miss 2-4 weeks (FanSided).

5 things we learned in the NHL: Best expansion team ever (Sportsnet).

Wild Thursday highlights confusion in NHL’s goaltender interference rule (Sportsnet).

Olympic Preview: Lacquette makes First Nations hockey history in Pyeongchang (CTV News).

Next: Highlights of Jaromir Jagr as a Flame

That’s all in today’s Calgary Flames Daily!