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WASHINGTON — Chop busting is the lifeblood of an NHL dressing room. Giving teammates the business comes as naturally as tying skates or taping sticks.
So after Saturday’s 4-2 win over Washington, a game in which Jarome Iginla hit the 30-goal mark and also put his name alongside Guy Lafleur’s, the jabs flew like arrows.
Iginla, who scored twice in the win, responded like he does to everything in hockey. He smiled.
“It’s been a fun year,” Iginla said. “It’s been fun to win games, be battling at the top of the league, be on some streaks as a group, and to see them go in, too.
Iginla now has 560 career goals, tied with Lafleur for 24th on the all-time list.