Pals Michael Cammalleri, Jarome Iginla holding hot hands

Former Flames forward Jarome Iginla (right) celebrated with teammate Michael Cammalleri after...

Former Flames forward Jarome Iginla (right) celebrated with teammate Michael Cammalleri after scoring against the Blues in Calgary, March 24, 2013. (Al Charest/QMI Agency/Files)

ERIC FRANCIS, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:35 PM ET

CALGARY - The only player in the NHL hotter than Michael Cammalleri may just be one of his best friends, Jarome Iginla.

“We like to push each other,” said Cammalleri, with a laugh, of his old Calgary Flames linemate. “I really believe we play the consummate team sport.

“You want to look into that deeper? The Boston Bruins (had won 12) in a row (heading into Monday night’s action) — and Iggy’s doing what he does. We’ve had more success here of late, and individuals start to put up numbers.”

Crazy numbers.

Heading into last night’s action, Cammalleri had eight goals in seven outings to go with five assists.

Iginla, who is also on one of his famous binges, has eight goals in his last six games as part of a late-season rally to try scoring 30 goals for the 12th time in his career.

Have the two been sharing tips or motivating one another as part of their regular text exchanges?


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