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Calgary 5, New Jersey 2
When: 9:00 PM ET, Thursday, November 7, 2019
Where: Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary, Alberta
Referees: Steve Kozari, Dean Morton
Linesmen: Jesse Marquis, Brian Murphy
Attendance: 18851

Noah Hanifin collected one goal and two assists during the Flames' four-goal second period, and Calgary beat the visiting New Jersey Devils 5-2 Thursday night.

Mikael Backlund, Sean Monahan and Johnny Gaudreau each netted one goal and one assist while goalie David Rittich made 21 saves for the Flames, who have won four of their past five games.

While the Flames found the net four times in the second period, the Devils managed just four shots on goal in that 20-minute stretch.

The Devils actually opened the scoring when 2019 first overall draft pick Jack Hughes lit the lamp with 4:16 left in the opening frame. Hughes took a long pass, split the defense to create a breakaway and converted on the deke to his forehand.

Calgary's Derek Ryan tied the game at the 3:02 mark of the middle frame with a similar goal, also splitting the defenders and scoring on his forehand.

Nikita Gusev gave the Devils a second lead by converting a pass from Hughes on a two-on-one rush five minutes into the middle frame, but the Flames took control of the game from that point.

Monahan again tied the game just before the midway point. While Hanifin drove deep in the offensive zone, Monahan headed to the net and then quickly one-timed the pass sent his way.

Next, Backlund's power-play goal at 14:53 of the period gave the hosts their first lead of the night. Backlund's sharp-angled offering from the wing ricocheted off the stick of Devils captain Andy Greene and into the net.

Then, with 13.8 seconds left in the one-sided period, Hanifin's power-play goal made it a 4-2 game. From the point, his shot made it through the maze of skaters in front of the net and past Devils goalie Mackenzie Blackwood.

Gaudreau converted a breakaway at 10:01 of the third period to round out the scoring.

Blackwood stopped 33 shots for the Devils, who had their modest two-game winning streak snapped.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
New Jersey   Calgary
Jack Hughes 2 Points Noah Hanifin 3
Jack Hughes 1 Goals Noah Hanifin 1
Jack Hughes 1 Assists Noah Hanifin 2
N/A Power Play Goals Noah Hanifin 1
N/A Short Handed Goals N/A
Mackenzie Blackwood .868 Save Percentage David Rittich .913
Mackenzie Blackwood 33 Saves David Rittich 21
Team Stats Summary
Team Shots Goals Power Play Penalty Kill Penalty Mins Face Offs Won
New Jersey 23 2 0-3 4-6 12 39
Calgary 38 5 2-6 3-3 6 33
Upcoming Games
  • Calgary will play their next game at home against St. Louis. The Flames have a W/L % of .300 after a win and .778 after a loss.
  • New Jersey will play their next game on the road against Edmonton. The Devils have a W/L % of .400 after a win and .222 after a loss.