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Posted By Shane Hoopfer On Apr 1 2011 @ 11:06 pm In Calgary Flames | No Comments

Jarome Iginla received a partial breakaway feed from Alex Tanguay and raced down the right side snapping a wrist shot on the blocker side beneath Jaroslav Halak’s blockers and history was made. Iginla’s second goal and third point of the night led the Flames to a 3-2 win over the St. Louis Blues keeping their slim playoff hopes alive but more historically important it was the 1000th point of the Flames captain’s career.

It was Iginla’s 39th goal of the season and it gives the Flames another meaningful game Sunday night against the Colorado Avalanche. Unfortunately for the Flames slim playoff hopes the Chicago Black Hawks managed to pull out a 4-3 shootout victory against the Columbus Blue Jackets. With the Hawks win the Flames remain 3 points in arrears of Chicago for the 8th spot in the Western Conference. The Flames will still need to win out and get a ton of help to get in.

There was more good news for the Flames as Daymond Langkow played in his first game in over a year since fracturing his neck in a freak accident getting hit by an Ian White slap shot. Langkow played a little under 15 minutes and was a +1 adding an assist on the first of Iginla’s two goals. He was sluggish and a little out of the play a couple times but that was to be expected.

The struggle ahead for the Flames doesn’t really matter for the next 24 hours as we can all celebrate a fantastic achievement by Jarome Iginla that will almost certainly seal his place in the Hockey Hall Of Fame. Congratulations Jarome!

Have a good one!

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