The Pittsburgh Penguins have won 13 games in a row ... and they just added Jarome Iginla.
The Penguins shipped overnight their 2013 first-round pick and the rights to two college players, Kenneth Agostino and Ben Hanowski, to the Calgary Flames for Iginla.
Credit to Penguins GM Ray Shero for somehow managing how to make Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin, Marc-Andre Fleury, James Neal, Brooks Orpik, Chris Kunitz, Kris Letang, and the recent additions of Brenden Morrow and Douglas Murray all fit under the salary cap ... oh, plus Iginla.
Here's PuckDaddy comparing the trade to some of the all-time great fleecings in sports history.
Here's Yahoo's Nick Cotsonika explaining why a trade like this isn't even supposed to be possible in an NHL with a hard salary cap.
Here's TSN's Bob McKenzie with the news that the Flames actually had a better deal in place with the Boston Bruins, but that Iginla wouldn't waive his no-trade clause, wanting to go to Pittsburgh instead.
Here's PensBlog rejoicing.
Here's John Buccigross with a stat you don't really want to see:
SANDY, Utah -- Joao Plata scored his first goal of the season and Real Salt Lake beat the Union, 1-0, on Saturday night to snap Philadelphia's club-record winning streak at four games.
Plata tapped in his goal in the 36th minute after quickly exchanging short passes twice with Jefferson Savarino. Tony Beltran got the play started by saving the ball just before it went over the goal line.
The Union (4-5-5) had a chance to tie it in stoppage time, but goalie Nick Rimando blocked Haris Medunjanin's belt-high free kick and Salt Lake (4-8-2) cleared it after a scramble in front of the net.
Union goalkeeper Andre Blake made seven saves.
Howie Kendrick on Saturday night made his fourth rehab appearance in Triple A during Lehigh Valley's 13-1 rout of the Louisville Bats in Allentown.
Kendrick went 1 for 5 with a run scored and three strikeouts. He also grounded into a double play and left two runners in scoring position.
It was his second rehab game playing third base. He played third during his appearance in the IronPigs' 8-4 loss Thursday to the Indianapolis Indians. He was 0 for 1 in three plate appearances with a run scored and was hit by a pitch twice (see story).
The Phillies' plan for Kendrick was to have him play a minimum four games at Lehigh Valley. He played left field in two games and third base twice. Pete Mackanin said Wednesday that Kendrick would also get a game at first base but he hasn't gotten a game at first yet.
There is a chance Kendrick could be recalled Sunday before the Phillies’ series finale against the Cincinnati Reds depending on how he feels.
Kendrick has been sidelined since April 15 with an oblique strain. In 10 games before the injury, Kendrick went 13 for 39 (.333) with five extra-base hits and four walks while exclusively playing left field.