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Here's how Flames fans reacted to Jaromir Jagr's first game

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Bailey Meadows Oct 12, 2017 1:35 pm 643

The legend of Jaromir Jagr continues.

Matthew Tkachuk and Sean Monahan may have been the heroes for the Calgary Flames during their 3-2 OT win over the LA Kings on Wednesday night, but most of the talk was around the 45-year-old playing his first game with the Flames.

Can you really blame anyone?

Second to only Wayne Gretzky as the NHL’s all-time leader in points, Jagr was perilously close to not signing a contract at all for this season.

He eventually settled on a one-year, $1 million deal with the Flames.

After taking the time to travel to Calgary and get his conditioning up a bit, he made his season debut in Los Angeles, much to the joy of Flames fans and players.

Of course, another season of Jagr means countless more jokes about how old he is…

Jagr played on the third line with Sam Bennett and Kris Versteeg, who were certainly excited for the opportunity to play with the living legend.

The only person that seemed unhappy with Jagr, was Jagr himself.

He played 13:38 in his first game with the Flames, which included some power play time, but finished with a -1 rating and didn’t register a shot.

He seemed rather disappointed with his performance after the game, but when you’re 45 years old and haven’t played a game in six months, there’s sure to be some growing pains.

Jagr may not have been happy, but the fans certainly were.

Just imagine the hype when he scores his first goal.

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Bailey Meadows
A BCIT grad who just can't get enough hockey. I do other stuff too, but it's not as cool as hockey.

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