Flames eager to go (win) streaking

STEVE MACFARLANE

, Last Updated: 8:45 AM ET

Stomping down the old 'one-game-at-a-time' cliche, Jarome Iginla isn't afraid to admit he's looking ahead.

"We're trying to build a streak again," said the Calgary Flames captain in the wake of an ugly 7-6 win over the Nashville Predators Thursday night at the Saddledome.

"We're hungry to get on another one."

Isn't that against the rules? Are players even allowed to look ahead?

"Why not?" said Iginla. "I think there's nothing wrong with thinking we got the first one, you want to get the second, you want to build from there.

"It's not looking past anyone. You obviously have to win them one at a time. There's nothing wrong with feeling good and trying to build and keep climbing in the standings."

They definitely don't want to look back at the breakdowns in the ugly win over the Predators, during which they watched a 5-0 lead turn into a one-goal nailbiter late in the third period.

To a man, the players in the room after that one said they will learn a lesson from the sloppy finish and move on.

It won't be as easy as they head to Columbus and Chicago for back-to-back games against the Blue Jackets and Blackhawks.

"For us, we're playing teams that are behind us here, and we have to win those games," said Robyn Regehr. "That being said, you have to remember how to win."

They forgot that Thursday night, even though they came away with two points.

"We have to learn our lesson from that," said Regehr. "We ended up having a few tough lessons to learn at the start of the season when we couldn't protect a lead, and it came back to haunt us."

Then they got on a roll, winning six in a row before dropping a pair this week.

Now, they intend to start another streak.

One game at a time, but with the big picture in mind.


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