When Jarome Iginla was in Calgary, you could pretty much set your watch to the power forward scoring 30 goals a season.

He did it for 12 years in a row, so that kind of consistency creates expectations and a certain level of demand for performance. Iginla has been solid on many levels for the Bruins in his first year with the franchise, but he’s also been in a tough luck situation when it comes to scoring goals.

Iginla has five goals and 14 points in 26 games for the Bruins, and is on pace to score only 16 goals over the course of a full season. Clearly there’s a long way to go and Iginla is in the middle of a dry spell with only two goals in 14 games during the month of November, but it’s also been a particularly slow period for linemates David Krejci and Milan Lucic as well.

The zero power play goals thus far this season also raises a bit of an eyebrow.

“There have been different years where the goals come at different times. It can really switch fast. What I’ve learned over the years is just to make sure you’re shooting the puck. I believe they will come in time, but at least we’re winning hockey games right now,” said Iginla. “You just need to keep working hard, and keep getting better. You’re in good scoring situations, so you want to produce. But it’s important to also stay positive.