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Monday, 04.07.2014 / 11:15 PM / News

The Canadian Press

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NHL Capsules

NEWARK, N.J. - Karri Ramo made 31 saves to record his second NHL shutout as the Calgary Flames topped the New Jersey Devils 1-0 on Monday night.

Mark Giordano scored for Calgary, which improved to 34-38-7. The Flames are 16-20-4 on the road this season.

Cory Schneider stopped 21 of 22 shots for New Jersey, which fell to 34-29-16. New Jersey's loss also allowed the New York Rangers to clinch a playoff berth.

Neither the Flames nor Devils scored until Giordano's power-play goal 23 seconds into the third as both teams were unable to take advantage of opportunities.

WILD 1, JETS 0

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — Charlie Coyle scored in the second period and Ilya Bryzgalov made 24 saves for his fourth shutout of the season as the Minnesota Wild defeated the Winnipeg Jets.

Coyle's one-timer off a pass from Zach Parise at 1:05 of the second came just after a penalty to Winnipeg defenceman Mark Stuart had expired.

The Wild (41-26-12) closed in on a playoff berth in the Western Conference with the win. Minnesota would need to lose its final three games with Phoenix winning four straight in order for the Wild to miss the playoffs.

The Jets' Michael Hutchinson, a 24-year-old rookie who began the season in the ECHL, made 16 saves in his first career NHL start with regular backup Al Montoya still dealing with a lower-body injury.

Quote of the Day

What we expected is what we got. Very mature young individual that's focused. He is on the right track. He's not only a great hockey individual, but he's a good person off the ice. He seemed to take a leadership role with this group right off the hop and ran away with it, and was vocal, was respectful, was everything it takes to be a Panther. His future looks bright.

— Florida Panthers director of player development Brian Skrudland on defenseman Aaron Ekblad's performance at development camp