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QUOTABLES - FLAMES @ RED WINGS

A rundown on what was discussed during this morning's media availability

by TORIE PETERSON @ToriePeterson / CalgaryFlames.com

Mark Jankowski on his line:

"Our line is really clicking right now. We've got a few games under our belt and we can feel the chemistry already. Every shift and every game, we feel a lot more comfortable together. That would be same with any new linemates - you get more time together, you know where the others are. We're all just working really well together and I'm glad (the puck) is going in."

Jankowski on working with Jaromir Jagr:

"He holds onto pucks really well. That's probably one of the best parts of his game. He has such a big body and such a long stick, he can really hold off defenders well. He's always looking to make a play, make a pass off that. You've just got to read off him and when he's holding the puck off a d-man and you're open, he'll find you."

Jagr on opening up space for Jankowski and Sam Bennett:

"That's the first thing I told them - it's a lot easier to get open without the puck. For me, I can hold it a little longer than maybe most of the guys in the league. I don't have the speed to beat those guys any more … they're young and they've got young legs and (when) they're without the puck, they can get open so that's what I asked them to do."

Jagr on going head-to-head with a speedy Detroit squad:

"Of course if you play speed against speed, the quicker guy is going to win but you don't necessarily have to play speed against speed. I'm not going to do it. I've got my strengths and I'm going to use that. Our line has to play to our strengths."

Dave Cameron on the keys for the Flames when facing the Red Wings:

"There's got to be a lot of good puck management and slowing them down, making sure that we make it difficult for them to get into the offensive zone. Stay above their speed and not give them odd-man rushes."

Eddie Lack on his work with goaltending coach Jordan Sigalet:

"We've been trying to take it day-by-day here and see what I can do to improve. We haven't worked a ton on technical stuff, it's just been about getting the battle level up again and having fun out there. That's the biggest thing for me, I feel like, that I'm having fun out there again. It's fun coming to the rink every night and every day."

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