Post-Iggy Flames fall to Blue Jackets

The Flames lost 6-4 to the Columbus Blue Jackets Friday night at the Saddledome. (MIKE...

The Flames lost 6-4 to the Columbus Blue Jackets Friday night at the Saddledome. (MIKE STURK/REUTERS).

WES GILBERTSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:03 AM ET

The Iginla Era is over.

The home winning streak is now history, too.

Heading into Friday’s 6-4 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Calgary Flames had won eight-consecutive contests on Saddledome ice.

Then again, they just traded their face-of-the-franchise and all-time scoring leader Jarome Iginla to the Pittsburgh Penguins, and neither the players or fans seemed to be able to muster much emotion until the third period in a battle between a team that seems stuck in an eternal rebuild and one that seems to be finally ready to embrace one.

In fact, the loudest cheers Friday came during a first-period TV timeout, with a video tribute to Iginla bringing the fans out of their seats for a standing ovation.

Despite saying all the right things after the morning skate, the Flames certainly looked like a team that had lost their heart-and-soul.


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