Iginla ties Sakic for 15th place on all-time goals list

The Los Angeles Kings may be staring down an early summer, but that isn't stopping Jarome Iginla from putting pucks in the net.

Iginla scored for the third time in as many games during the Kings' Friday night tilt against the Vancouver Canucks. The latest tally was his 14th of the season, but more importantly, the 625th of his career.

That moves the former Calgary Flames captain into a tie for 15th on the all-time goals list, putting him level with Colorado Avalanche legend - and Iginla's former general manager - Joe Sakic.

Iginla has scored at least 20 goals in 16 of the past 17 seasons, the only outlier being the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign, wherein he potted 14 goals in 44 games.

With at least 20 tallies in each of the past three years, Iginla's streak looked likely to end in 2016-17 after an abysmal start in Colorado.

However, the 39-year-old has been lighting it up since joining the Kings at the trade deadline, his six goals for L.A. sitting just a pair below the total he posted through 61 games for the Avalanche this season.

With five games left in the Kings' season, Iginla looks to have his sights on closing the six-goal gap and reaching the 20-goal plateau once again. And if his recent performances are any indication, counting the veteran sniper out would seem an ill-advised move.

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