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Iginla passes Bossy into top 20 on NHL goals list

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Colorado Avalanche forward Jarome Iginla moved past Hall of Fame member Mike Bossy on the NHL all-time goals list when he scored No. 574 in the first period against the Boston Bruins at Pepsi Center on Wednesday.

Alex Tanguay took a shot from the left side and Matt Duchene deflected the puck to Iginla at the bottom of the right circle. Iginla scored into a half-open net, and video replay confirmed the puck crossed the goal line with 0.4 seconds left in the period.

"I didn't even know that it was so close on the time," Iginla said after Colorado's 3-2 shootout victory. "You know that time is running down in the period, you are just trying to go to the net. I didn't realize it was that close as far as no time left."

The goal was Iginla's team-leading 14th of the season, and it moved him past Bossy, who scored 573 in 10 NHL seasons, into 20th place on the all-time list. The goal came in Iginla's 1,358th regular-season game, 606 more than Bossy played.

Iginla is three goals behind Mark Recchi, who retired in 2011 with 577, for 19th place.

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