Found February 06, 2012 on
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Olli Jokinen snapped his 15-game goalless streak by having a hamburger.
Yes, you read that right.
The Calgary Flames center remembered some sage words from the legendary Wayne Gretzky when the Finn was last mired in a pronounced slump during the 2008-09 campaign.
"In Phoenix, I think I went 10, 11 games without a goal and he pulled me into a meeting and said ‘Hey, you take everything pretty seriously and you work out and your preparation is pretty good so maybe you should let it go a little bit and go have a burger and relax and maybe you'll get out of the slump'," Jokinen said.
"If the Great One tells you to go have a burger, you'd better go and do it, you know."
Jokinen scored in the first period as Calgary skated to a 3-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday. He has 13 goals and 40 points in 52 games this season.
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