Jarome Iginla has some calming words for Calgary Flames fans understandably disturbed over the 1-3 start to the season for their favourite hockey club.

"You know, in the last 10 minutes, I started feeling pretty good," the captain said Saturday in the aftermath of a 3-2 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs. "Unfortunately, it was a little too late.

"Personally, I'll build off that. In the final 10 minutes, I felt normal again."

Iginla, 34, missed virtually all of training camp with a bad back. On Friday, he told reporters the back wasn't bothering him at all — he simply needed to feel like himself again in terms of timing and puck feel.