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Fiery Jarome Iginla helps keep alive Kings' slim playoff hopes

Fiery Jarome Iginla helps keep alive Kings' slim playoff hopes

Jarome Iginla has scored a few goals in Calgary over the years. He has settled a few scores here too. He did both Wednesday night for the Kings in a 4-1 victory over his old team at the Scotiabank Saddledome, feisty as he approaches his 40th birthday, a bright light fighting off the darkness of the Kings’ still likely non-playoff finish.

Iginla recorded a Gordie Howe hat trick—a goal, an assist and a five-minute fighting penalty — to prevent the Kings’ season from slipping irretrievably down the drain and, at the same time, postpone the Flames’ clinching a playoff spot. “I don’t know how many more games I’ll play here,” he said, “but this will be one that I will remember. It’s...

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