Jarome Iginla the biggest loser in Penguins loss to Bruins

After choosing to join the Penguins before the NHL trade deadline, Jarome Iginla didn't do much to...

After choosing to join the Penguins before the NHL trade deadline, Jarome Iginla didn't do much to help them in the Eastern Conference final. (ERROL McGIHON/QMI Agency)

BRUCE GARRIOCH, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:54 AM ET

BOSTON - Oops.

As the Boston Bruins were celebrating their second trip to the Stanley Cup final in three years, Jarome Iginla was stripping off his No. 12 jersey for the last time with the Pittsburgh Penguins team he chose to join before the NHL trade deadline.

Given the right to take Steeltown over Beantown thanks to the no-trade clause in his contract, the veteran winger told the Calgary Flames he felt he had a better chance to win the Cup with the Penguins and left the jilted Bruins at the alter.

In the end, Iginla came out a big-time loser. To make matters worse the winning shot by Adam McQuaid in the third period appeared to bounce off Iginla’s stick before it beat goalie Tomas Vokoun in Friday’s 1-0 victory for the Bruins.

Iginla tried to put up a brave face.

“I’m very fortunate to get the chance to come to (Pittsburgh) and you want this opportunity,” said Iginla, who becomes an unrestricted free agent July 5 and will have to live with his decision to join the ill-fated Penguins for the rest of his career.


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