Iginla scored twice, including the tiebreaking goal midway through the third period, as the Bruins opened their preseason by beating the Montreal Canadiens 6-3 on Monday night.
The longtime Calgary Flames captain signed with the Bruins as a free agent this summer after opting for a trade to the Pittsburgh Penguins rather than Boston as the trade deadline approached in April. He opened the scoring with a power-play one-timer past Carey Price 8:29 into the game, then broke a 3-3 tie when he beat Price's replacement, Robert Mayer, from the slot at 9:33 of the third.
"This was my first chance to play with [Lucic and Krejci] and see them up close," Iginla said. "I see how strong they are ... I can see why they have a lot of success. I had some fun out there.
Krejci and Zach Trotman added power-play goals for Boston, which went 4-for-6 with the extra man. Nick Johnson also had a pair of goals for the defending Eastern Conference champions, who outshot Montreal 40-20. Travis Moen, Max Pacioretty and P.K. Subban scored for Montreal -- all against starting goaltender Chad Johnson. Rookie Malcolm Subban, P.K.'s 19-year-old brother and Boston's first-round pick in the 2012 NHL Draft, played the final 30:49 and stopped all 12 shots he faced.
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