Mar 29, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Boston Bruins right wing Jarome Iginla (12) brings the puck up the ice during the third period against the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center. Boston Bruins defeated the Washington Capitals 4-2. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Jarome Iginla shines as Boston Bruins clinch Atlantic Division

After a slow start to the season, Jarome Iginla showed he is still a goal-scoring force in the NHL, reaching the 30-goal plateau once again during the Boston Bruins 4-2 win over the Washington Captials.

Igninla scored twice in the win, which did more than solidify Iginla’s place on the team, it also clinched the Atlantic Division for the Bruins.

The Bruins have won 14 of 15 and have allowed only 13 goals over the last 11 games, and are looking as tough as they have all season with the playoffs just around the corner.

The division crown was simply a cherry on the sundae for Boston, who had already clinched a playoff spot. The team has bigger things on which to focus.

“We don’t even talk about that. I wasn’t even — I knew there was something that would happen if we won tonight, but we find out now we’ve clinched and that’s fine,” coach Claude Julien said. “Again, we’ve got an opportunity to do even more than that.”  [Source:]

There had been some questions earlier in the season as to whether the 36-year-old Iginla still had jump, after scoring only four goals in the first 24 games of the season. He’s now reached the 30-goal mark for the 12th time in his career after scoring 10 goals in the last nine games.

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