|CAR||0||0||1||(0 - 0)||1|
|BOS||1||1||3||(0 - 0)||5|
The veteran power forward continued his impressive inaugural season with the Bruins by scoring twice Saturday to take possession of the team goal-scoring lead, and linemates David Krejci and Milan Lucic combined for six points in a 5-1 victory against the Carolina Hurricanes at TD Garden.
Iginla, who signed with Boston as an unrestricted free agent last summer, has 23 goals, two more than Brad Marchand. Iginla's 553 career goals are three shy of tying Bruins legend Johnny Bucyk for 25th in NHL history.
The Bruins (45-17-5) have won eight in a row, their longest run since they won 10 in a row Nov. 1-23, 2011. Boston has won four in a row at home.
Lucic extended his point streak to four games with a goal at 15:28 of the first period. Krejci managed to pass the puck toward the right post while getting tripped by Eric Staal, and Lucic tapped the puck into the vacated right side of the net before Ward could react.
Boston outshot Carolina, 16-9, in the period.
Lucic set up the Bruins' second goal late in the second period. After winning a couple battles down low, Lucic fed the puck from behind the Carolina net to the left circle. Iginla stopped the pass and snapped the puck high to Ward's glove side and inside the far post at 17:24 for a 2-0 lead.
Carolina got within 2-1 at 3:53 of the third period. After Carolina's Jordan Staal beat Chris Kelly in a faceoff at the right dot, Alexander Semin took a wrist shot from the top of the right circle. The puck hit Boston forward Carl Soderberg and defenseman Johnny Boychuk before it trickled past Johnson.
The Bruins pulled away later in the period, first on a goal by Chris Kelly at 12:49. Boston then went ahead 4-1 when Kevan Miller won a battle to the side of the net and Iginla scored his second goal of the game from the slot at 13:02.
Bruins defenseman Torey Krug scored the last goal with 9.4 seconds left.
Boston hosts the Minnesota Wild on Monday. Carolina's next game is at home against the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday.
|Milan Lucic (21) Wrist shot - ASST: David Krejci (41)|
1 - 0 BOS
|Jarome Iginla (22) Snap shot - ASST: Milan Lucic (30), David Krejci (42)|
2 - 0 BOS
|Alexander Semin (19) Wrist shot - ASST: Jordan Staal (22)|
2 - 1 BOS
|Chris Kelly (7) Wrist shot - ASST: David Krejci (43), Dougie Hamilton (12)|
3 - 1 BOS
|Jarome Iginla (23) Wrist shot - ASST: Kevan Miller (4), Milan Lucic (31)|
4 - 1 BOS
|Torey Krug (14) Wrist shot - ASST: Carl Soderberg (26), Gregory Campbell (11)|
5 - 1 BOS
|Elias Lindholm Tripping against Brad Marchand|
|Patrice Bergeron Interference against Jordan Staal|
|Patrice Bergeron Interference against Ron Hainsey|
|Eric Staal Interference against Patrice Bergeron|
|Ron Hainsey Holding against Brad Marchand|
|Patrice Bergeron Hooking against Eric Staal|
|Reilly Smith Tripping against Ryan Murphy|