With their long-time captain Jarome Iginla gone, the Calgary Flames ended their home-game winning streak at eight Friday night, and defenseman Wayne Giordano found a simple reason for the outcome.
"We give up too many ... tap-ins, basically,'' Giordano said. "It's easy for them to score those goals, if you look at them. Odd-man rushes and turnovers. We're not giving up huge scoring chances, number-wise. But the quality is ..." An eight-game home-ice win streak creaked, groaned and ultimately collapsed under the unbearable strain of more vaudeville slapstick Friday night -- 21 recorded giveaways in a wildly sloppy 6-4 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets. "We keep shooting ourselves in the foot,'' muttered Giordano.