A proud native of the Edmonton suburb of St. Albert, Jarome Iginla gets the hype surrounding the pure offensive skill of the Edmonton Oilers.

Heck, the Calgary Flames captain hears all about it, ad nauseam, from his old pals back home.

"I still have buddies up there that I couldn't convert over 15 years," a smiling Iginla said Saturday night after someone turned down the stereo blaring Gangnam Style in the Flames dressing room. "I've given up trying to convert some of them.

"So it is nice to beat them, just so they don't have bragging rights away from the rink. It feels good."

Flames fans walked away from the Saddledome feeling mighty good Saturday night after the hometown heroes knocked of the Oilers 4-3 on Hockey Night in Canada.

The final score is actually misleading in a game the Flames never trailed and outshot their opponents by a commanding margin of 35-20.

"I always love beating Edmonton," said left wing Curtis Glencross, widely considered a traitor in the Alberta capital for defecting to Calgary as a free agent in 2008. "I have way too many friends that are Oilers fans. Any time we can beat them, it's rewarding for me."

Clearly in a different mental frame under head coach Bob Hartley, Mikael Backlund opened the scoring at 5:15 of the first period thanks in no small part to an impressive individual effort by Michael Cammalleri cutting to the middle and directing the puck towards the net.

Backlund not exactly known for his physical play, muscled his way in front and batted the puck home to the delight of many (but not all) in the red-and-blue crowd.

Jay Bouwmeester, with perhaps his best night in four seasons as a Flame, made it 2-0 at 14:25 with a shot through all kinds of traffic that eluded goalie Devan Dubnyk.