If it was Jaromir Jagr's final game at Capital One Arena on Monday, neither he nor the Washington Capitals fans seemed to care. Jagr, who has said that this, his 24th season, will likely be his last in the NHL, isn't interested in a farewell tour. After getting an assist on the Calgary Flames' final goal in their 4-1 victory against the Capitals, his focus was on getting ready for the next game at the Columbus Blue Jackets on Wednesday (7 p.m. ET; SN360, FS-O, NHL.TV). "First of all, I don't think like that," Jagr said when asked if he had considered that it might be his last time playing in Washington where he played for the Capitals from 2001-04. "I'm trying to concentrate on every shift, every minute with the opportunity I've got." Jagr said this while completing his postgame ride on a stationary bicycle. At 45, it's normal for him to fit in a workout after a game, but he said he's had to change how he utilizes his time on and off the ice between games this season because of his reduced role. He's gone from skating on the Florida Panthers' first line last season to playing on the Flames' third line with Sam Bennett and rookie center Mark Jankowski. His 14:43 in ice time Monday was up from his season average of 12:43 per game, but still more than two minutes less than the 16:59 he was playing with the Panthers last season.
Jagr not interested in farewell tour with Flames
NHL.com | Nov 21