Three Stars: 1. Keith Kinkaid 2. Chad Johnson 3. Kyle Palmieri
New Jersey improved to 7-12-6 on the road and 17-18-9 overall as the Devils beat the Flames for the first time in Calgary since Dec. 23, 2007.
The Devils snapped their four game losing streak (0-2-2) and improved to 1-0-1 on their current four-game Western Conference road-trip.
New Jersey completed their 10th of 18 sets of back-to-back games. The Devils are 3-4-3 in first games and are 5-3-2 in second games of back-to-backs.
The Devils are now 4-3-2 vs. the Pacific Division and are 7-7-4 against Western Conference opponents.
New Jersey was 1-4 on the power play and is 2-14 (14.3%) with the man-advantage over the last five games.
The Devils were 2-2 on the penalty-kill tonight and are 13-17 (76.5%) over the last five games.
New Jersey out-shot Calgary 36-32.
Kyle Palmieri opened the scoring at 6:22 of the first period. He added an assist on Taylor Hall’s power play goal and now has three points (1g-2a) in his last two games.
Taylor Hall scored the game winning goal on the power play at 18:31 of the first period. It was his 10th goal and his team-leading 27th point (Tie, T. Zajac). He has two points (1g-1a) in his last two games.
Travis Zajac got his team-leading 18th assist on Palmieri’s goal. Zajac has two points (1g-1a) in his last two games played and is tied with Taylor Hall for the team-lead in points with 27.
Jon Merrill recorded his third assist of the season on Palmieri’s goal.
Karl Stollery got his first career NHL point with an assist on Hall’s second period goal.
Keith Kinkaid stopped 31 of 32 shots in his 11th start of the season, while improving to 5-4-2.
Damon Severson led the Devils with 5 blocked shots and 22:12 TOI.
P.A. Parenteau had a career and season high 8 shots on net.