C'mon feel the noise!

SCOTT FISHER -- Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 12:59 PM ET

 The Vancouver Canucks are in troubled waters.

 And the 'C' of Red could become their final resting place.

  The Saddledome has long had the reputation of being a quiet building with conservative fans.

 There was no need for noise bylaw officers to fret over the commotion in the 'Dome.

 The 'C' stood for calm, cool and collected.

 In just two long-overdue playoff games, Calgary hockey fans have shed that reputation.

 The 'C' clearly now stands for crazed.

 Flames captain Jarome Iginla has never seen Flames fans whipped into such a frenzy.

 "Nothing even close," Iginla smiles. "It's been growing for a while now.

 "I remember playing EA Sports and they called this rink 'The Library.' This is far from a library.

 "It's one of the loudest building I've played in in my life.

 "I haven't played in a lot of playoffs but this is very loud."

 There's a reason why teams fight through 82 regular-season games to secure home-ice advantage.

 It goes beyond the familiarity of surroundings and the right to sleep in your own bed.

 The fans, Iginla says, can play a big role and he's hoping another packed house of screaming fans can help the Flames close out their series with the Canucks tonight.

 "They have a big impact," he says of the club's seventh man.

 "They can feel when the team is starting to surge and they get you going even more.

 "It takes a lot of energy out there every shift and it's nice to have that boost.

 "When you get a goal and get a bit of momentum, they add to it.

 "We have to find that momentum but they add to it, for sure.

 "It's awesome to play in front of them."


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