• New Jersey improved to 23-19-5=51pts on the season.
• The Devils are 5-4-1=11pts over their last ten home games and are 10-10-3=23pts at Prudential Center overall.
• New Jersey snapped a six-game winless stretch vs. the Flames (0-5-1, last win, Nov. 24, 2010 at Prudential Center, 2-1 SO).
• New Jersey improved to 9-9-1=19pts vs. the Western Conference this season, including 5-5-1=11pts at home.
• The Devils were 0/2 on the power play tonight and are 0/19 over the past eight games.
• Calgary outshot New Jersey 28-26, including 11-4 in the third period.
Cory Schneider (26 saves) improved to 8-8-3 at home and to 20-14-5 overall. He’s now allowed two goals or less in 25 of his last 32 starts since Oct. 29 & is 16-12-4, with four shutouts, a 1.95 goals-against average & .932 save-percentage during that stretch.
Adam Larsson scored 5:12 into the first period to give the Devils a 1-0 lead. It was his second goal of the season/first since Oct. 20 vs. Arizona (40 games). Larsson later added an assist for his third multiple-point game of the season. He has points in back-to-back games (1g-2a-3pts) for the first time this season and has 1g-5a-6pts over the last six contests. With 2g-11a-13pts overall, Larsson has passed Damon Severson (1g-11a-12pts) for the team scoring lead among defensemen.
Larsson was also +2 and led New Jersey with 23:13 of TOI.
Lee Stempniak and Reid Boucher scored 0:17 apart early in the second period to put the Devils ahead 3-1.
Stempniak’s 11th goal of the season came just 0:57 into the second. He later added an assist for his sixth multi-point game. Stempniak has 2g-2a-4pts over the last four games & has points in 14 of the last 23 contests (6g-9a-15pts). He’s now recorded 2g-4a-6pts over his last five games vs. Calgary.
Boucher recorded 1g-1a-2pts for his first career multiple-point game and has points in two straight games (2g-1a-3pts) for the first time in his NHL career. He’s also scored the GWG in each of the last two games. Boucher led the Devils with four shots tonight.
Andy Greene added an empty-netter, his fourth goal of the season/first since Dec. 20 at Boston (12 games). It was the 179th point of Greene’s career, which moves his past Ken Daneyko (36g-142a-178pts) into sole-possession of sixth place among Devils’ defensemen. Joe Cirella (43g-147a-190pts) is second. Greene also led New Jersey with a season-high four hits tonight.
Michael Cammalleri returned to the lineup after missing the previous eight games due to injury and collected the primary assist on Stempniak’s tally. Cammalleri has 2g-2a-4pts in his last four appearances and leads New Jersey with 14g-22a-36pts overall. He has 2g-2a-4pts in four games vs. the Flames since joining the Devils.
Adam Henrique recorded the 100th assist of his NHL career with the secondary helper on Stempniak’s goal. He was also 9/15 (60.0%) in the face-off circle.
Tyler Kennedy skated in the 500th game of his NHL career and notched the primary assist on Boucher’s goal. It was his fourth assist/point of the season and first since Dec. 4 vs. Philadelphia (17 games).
Sergey Kalinin assisted on Larsson’s tally, his fourth helper of the season. He has 2a over the past five games.
Damon Severson snapped a 13-game point-scoring drought with an assist on Boucher’s goal.