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As hockey fans, we all react differently when our team is eliminated from Stanley Cup contention. Some of us swear off hockey until October. Some of us throw our jerseys in the wash for a karmic cleansing. And some of us get a little more creative.

Video: Mystery of Calgary Flames broken hearts revealed

The Calgary Flames didn't make the Western Conference Playoffs, finishing 10th and three points out of the No. 8 seed. After their elimination, fans began spotting these curious signs around Calgary. From the Calgarypuck Forums back in April:

Maybe this is old news, but has anyone else seen the banners up on some of the pedestrian overpasses in town that look like a combination of a cartoon broken heart and the flaming C?

I've seen them on the pedestrian overpass by Dalhousie station on Crowchild and on the pedestrian overpass on Glenmore near Elbow Drive. They look more professional than some kids with spray paint on a sheet so I'm curious about them. The first one I just glanced at and thought I was seeing things but then I saw more.

There were many, many more — but where did they come from?

From the mind and efforts of Roy Stallin, apparently.

This YouTube user (whose name is rather close to that of the antagonist from "Better Off Dead") and T-shirt designer posted a clip that reveals the process behind the construction and distribution of the Calgary Flames 'Broken Heart' signs. Check it out:

It's like a hockey-centric version of "Exit Through The Gift Shop." Good to know NHL street art hasn't completely been co-opted by Comcast.

s/t to reader Keith for the tip.

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