Iginla scores 600th goal as Avs win
DENVER – Jarome Iginla became the 19th member of the 600-goal club, scoring a power-play goal in the third period, and the Colorado Avalanche beat Los Angeles 4-1 on Monday night, ending the Kings' five-game winning streak.
Iginla sent a wrist shot toward the net that hit off the skate of defenseman Jake Muzzin and bounced past goalie Jhonas Enroth. Iginla was mobbed by teammates near the glass and then he saluted the crowd during an extended standing ovation.
Defenseman Tyson Barrie added two goals and two assists, while Matt Duchene also scored for the Avalanche, which improved to 1-1-1 on a five-game homestand. Semyon Varlamov stopped 30 shots.
Tyler Toffoli scored the lone goal for the Kings on a pass from Anze Kopitar, who has at least one assist in six consecutive games.
Recently, coach Patrick Roy had a chat with Iginla about trying to do too much to reach the 600-goal mark. The Hall of Fame goalie-turned-coach said he knows how Iginla feels, experiencing something similar when Roy chased after his 300th win.
"He knows it will happen naturally," Roy said. "It's not something you need to force."
Iginla scored his 600th in his 1,432nd NHL game.
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