In the post-game elation following the Calgary Flames 5-3 victory over the Winnipeg Jets, Matt Stajan's milestone goal was mentioned.

In a year the Flames and the city celebrated Jarome Iginla joining the prestigious 500-goal club, Stajan's 100th career goal may not seem like much.

However, to the embattled centre, reaching that mark was meaningful.

"It feels really good. It's an accomplishment, for sure," Stajan said. "I wouldn't have even dreamed of scoring one goal, so this is a good feeling."

There haven't been as many good feelings for Stajan the past couple of years. Pretty much since he came to Calgary in the Dion Phaneuf trade, there have been all kinds of struggles for the 28-year-old from Mississauga, Ont.

Under the spectre of a four-year, US$14-million contract extension he signed shortly after arriving in the Stampede City, Stajan has struggled mightily.

The centre, who collected 16 goals and 41 points in 55 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2009-10 season before the trade, has netted just 13 goals and 46 points in 150 games for the Flames.

The lone holdover from that trade has been the subject of all kinds of derision from the Flames faithful, who have blamed him for the contract he was handed by deposed GM Darryl Sutter.