DETROIT – Game tied, early in the third period. Jarome Iginla(notes) put the puck across the goal line and into the net. This was just what the Calgary Flames needed, offensive production from one of their top players – from their No. 1 player.
Problem was, the net was off the moorings – no goal – and the Flames came unhinged afterward Thursday night, falling to the Detroit Red Wings, 4-2.
''You try not to get frustrated,'' Iginla said in the dressing room, as he tossed his pads into his equipment bag. ''But it definitely hasn't gone as well as I'd hoped.''
Iggy popped in the winning goal Saturday night, when the Flames beat the Edmonton Oilers, 5-3. But that's the only goal he has scored – and one of only two power-play goals the Flames have scored – through six games this season.
You could write that off to Iginla's reputation for slow starts and streaky scoring. You could say he's due to break out, perhaps as soon as Friday night at Columbus against the Blue Jackets. But he's longRead More »from Struggling Iginla doesn't make excuses