Calgary 1 – Boston 2
Jarome Iginla returned to the Saddledome for the first time since being traded at the end of last season. His pre-game welcome was met by a warm reception from fans. That disruption luckily worked in the Flames’ favour as Boston took 2 periods to wake up and dominate.
By this time hometown fans have a good idea what these Calgary Flames are about. They lack talent, the goaltending is abysmal, they always get out gunned, and they’ll always get caught in their own zone. But hey, at least they try. E for ‘effort’.
As per the usual, all of the above took place and translated into the more often than not loss.
That’s rebuild folks, and we should expect more of the same for at least two more season (if you’re an optimist). Which of course begs the question, should we have traded Iginla earlier so we could’ve started the rebuild earlier?
Brian McGrattan back in the lineup. paul Byron and Blair Jones still playing with the likes of Monahan, Glencross, and Galiardi still hurt.