matched his career high with four points (2 goals, 2 assists) in the Flames' 6-3 win at St. Louis Tuesday.It was Iginla's 14th four-point game, but more remarkably, it was the third consecutive year that he scored four points in a game on December 16.
It was also the second straight year he's done so in a game in St. Louis.
Iginla had two goals and two assists on that date in 2006 (at Phoenix) and 2007 (at St. Louis).
The Flames captain had to smile after his game-opening goal in the first period. He was down and out after a battle in the Blues crease when a Cory Sarich
shot bounced off him into the net to give the Flames a 1-0 lead.
"I think it went off my body and then my hand/glove area," Iginla said following the game. "I was facing, literally, the other way. So it was just really a lucky bounce."
Iginla scored his second of the game on a more routine play. He took a pass of the boards from Craig Conroy and wired one of his patented snap shots past a helpless Chris Mason in the Blues net to put the Flames up 2-0.
Iginla rounded out his four-point night with a perfect set-up of Mike Cammalleri
on a Flames powerplay in the second period and then helped set-up Adrian Aucoin for the Flames fifth of the game.
Iginla finished the game with a little more than 19 minutes of ice time, six shots on net and was a plus three.
The four points put him one shy of 800 for his career. He can become the Flames leading point getter, passing Theo Fleury, when he reaches 831 points, a definite possibility this season.
Told he had scored four points in St. Louis exactly one year earlier, Iginla smiled.
"That's cool. This is a good hockey barn. It's always a good atmosphere. The ice is good and the crowd is into it."