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October 15, 2013 | 8:47am ET
Iginla itching for first goal
TheFourthPeriod.com

Bruins star free agent acquisition Jarome Iginla has yet to light the lamp in the early portion of this season, but he's not overly concerned about his lack of goal-scoring.

Iginla, who has 530 career goals, to date, has been a little frustrated, but isn't letting it bother him.

"At times you squeeze a little too hard," Iginla told the Boston Herald. "It's all those cliches, sayings you hear. You try to swing a little too hard and I lift my head a little bit. And I'm just not in a groove there. You just want to kind of will it in the net as opposed to let it happen."

Iginla performed well in pre-season with linemates David Krejci and Milan Lucic, and the trio should do extremely well this season for the Bruins.

On Saturday, a glitch in NHL Gamecenter had listed that Iginla had scored, on two separate occasions, during the Bruins' win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. While that wasn't the case, the Hockey Gods seem to be pulling for him.

"Unfortunately I've been here many times," he said. "It's all part of the game and you just try to work hard and keep going and keep getting the chances and always keep saying that the next one is going to go in. So (Krejci) and (Lucic) have been playing great and working hard, and I'm trying to work hard with them. I've had really good chances for a number of games.

"Whenever you win you never feel as bad; you just shrug it off and say 'next time.' But whenever you lose by a goal it always feels a lot worse when you know that one of those could have made a difference."


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