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Flames 3, Devils 2

Saturday, 10.12.2013 / 12:02 AM

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Flames 3, Devils 2
New Jersey Devils 2, Calgary Flames 3
Three Stars of the Game
Dennis Wideman
Dennis Wideman
G: 1Shots: 4
A: 1Hits: 2
PTS: 2PIM: 0
+/-: 0TOI: 29:06
Mark Giordano
Mark Giordano
G: 1Shots: 2
A: 1Hits: 0
PTS: 2PIM: 2
+/-: 0TOI: 22:51
Lance Bouma
Lance Bouma
G: 0Shots: 1
A: 0Hits: 3
PTS: 0PIM: 0
+/-: -1TOI: 16:20

CALGARY -- The Calgary Flames established a new franchise best Friday, and as a result handed the New Jersey Devils a new franchise worst.

Eighteen-year-old Sean Monahan broke a tie late in the third period to lift the Flames to a 3-2 win at Scotiabank Saddledome.

The win set a Flames record for most consecutive games with at least a point to start a season (five, 3-0-2). The Devils have gone winless in their first five games of the season (0-2-3) for the first time since moving from Colorado in 1982.

Dennis Wideman and Mark Giordano also scored for the Flames, who have won back-to-back games on home ice.

Monahan, who turns 19 Saturday, broke the tie with 2:43 remaining, taking a cross-ice backdoor pass from Sven Baertschi and burying it behind Martin Brodeur.

The goal came after some heroics at both ends of the ice with the game tied 2-2.

Brodeur kept the game tied early in the third, stopping three consecutive sharp-angle shots from Kris Russell on the short side and another at the far post by Jiri Hudler, stretching his arm to deny the Flames forward.

The Devils poured on pressure with just over six minutes remaining, trapping the Flames in their zone for more than two minutes. New Jersey managed two shots on Joey MacDonald on the shift but had three blocked by diving Flames forwards.

On the third block, TJ Galiardi and Lance Bouma broke up ice on a 2-on-1 thwarted by Brodeur's glove.

Brodeur was in vintage form in the first period in what could be his final stop in Calgary.

The Devils goaltender flashed the glove on Dennis Wideman's shot from the top of the slot 3:53 into the game and used his mask to stop Hudler in the slot with 3:46 remaining in the period, bookending his 10 first-period saves.

Between Brodeur's saves came the lone goal of the period off the stick of New Jersey's Adam Henrique.

MacDonald got a pad on Damien Brunner's deflection off Andy Greene's shot from the point but kicked the rebound to Henrique in the slot, where he buried the puck into an open net at 13:58 for his first of the season.

The Flames got to Brodeur 5:37 into the second period. With Anton Volchenkov in the penalty box for interference, Wideman one-timed a cross-point pass from Mark Giordano that snuck under the bar to tie the game 1-1. With an assist on the play, Hudler extended his point-scoring streak to five games.

Dainius Zubrus restored New Jersey's lead at 16:03 with a one-timer of his own, hammering a Travis Zajac feed behind MacDonald after the Flames struggled to clear the zone.

Michael Ryder thought he put the Devils up by two a minute-and-a-half later. Driving to the net, Ryder tapped a Ryane Clowe rebound over the goal line but was whistled for goaltender interference.

Calgary capitalized on the power play with 18.3 seconds remaining in the period. Taking a pass from Hudler at the point, Giordano worked his way into the slot and let go a soft backhander that deflected off Zubrus' skate and behind Brodeur to send the game into the second intermission tied.

scoring summary
1st Period
Adam Henrique (1) ASST: Damien Brunner (2), Andy Greene (1)
1 - 0 NJD
2nd Period
PPG - Dennis Wideman (1) ASST: Mark Giordano (4), Jiri Hudler (4)
1 - 1 Tie
Dainius Zubrus (1) ASST: Travis Zajac (2)
2 - 1 NJD
PPG - Mark Giordano (2) ASST: Jiri Hudler (5), Curtis Glencross (2)
2 - 2 Tie
3rd Period
Sean Monahan (4) ASST: Sven Baertschi (2), Dennis Wideman (2)
3 - 2 CGY
penalty summary
1st Period
Anton Volchenkov  Holding against  Sean Monahan
Curtis Glencross  Hooking against  Peter Harrold
Patrik Elias  Hooking against  TJ Brodie
2nd Period
Anton Volchenkov  Interference against  Jiri Hudler
Michael Ryder  Interference on goalkeeper against  Joey MacDonald
3rd Period
Mark Giordano  Delaying Game-Puck over glass
goalie stats
Martin Brodeur
Martin Brodeur
SA: 29TOI: 58:18
Saves: 26EV: 24 - 25
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 4
SV%: .897SH: 0 - 0
Joey MacDonald
Joey MacDonald
SA: 21TOI: 60:00
Saves: 19EV: 17 - 19
PIM: 0PP: 2 - 2
SV%: .905SH: 0 - 0
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