Feb 4, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Bruins right wing Jarome Iginla (12) during the third period against the Vancouver Canucks at TD Banknorth Garden. The Boston Bruins won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Jarome Iginla earns Third Star of the Week honors.

The Boston Bruins(37-16-4) are one of the better teams in the NHL. There are squads that certainly have some of the very best players in all of professional hockey, but the Bruins are an outstanding team of players. It’s not that often that one of the Bruins earns a Star of the Week honor, so it makes it all the more special to see one of the Black and Gold earn the honor bestowed by the league.

Last week, the National Hockey League announced it’s three stars. While Carey Price and Kari Lehtonen certainly had good weeks for the Montreal Canadiens and the Dallas Stars, the league felt one of the Bruins (and certainly a future Hall of Famer) performance was worthy as well. The NHL awarded Bruins forward Jarome Iginla ‘Third Star’ honors.

Last week, Jarome Iginla put up five points (two goals) for the Bruins last week. Overall, the team earned five out of six points. This gave the Bruins to ability to further pad their lead heading into the Olympic break. They’re now seven points ahead of all the teams in the Atlantic, and only five points behind the Pitsburgh Penguns.

He put up his third game winning goal of the season and an assist in a 3-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks.  While he only tallied an assist in the 3-2 loss to the St. Louis Blues, Iginla put up his second multi-point game of the week (and his tenth of the year) in that memorable 7-2 shellacking of the Ottawa Senators in front of a jubilant TD Garden. Half of those ten multi-point games have come in the last eight games for the long time former captain of the Calgary Flames. Iginla’s raw physical style has fit in perfectly on the Bruins’ first line, and he’s rapidly become a fan favorite of those who bleed Black and Gold.

For the season, Iginla has put up forty three points (second on the team) for Boston. He’s put in seventeen goals, and has really found his game going into the Olympic break. His plus/minus (+26) puts him in the top ten in the league (and tied with David Krejci and Patrice Bergeron). Congratulations again to Iggy on this achievement.

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