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Jones' 100th NHL goal ices win over Devils

by Staff Writer / Calgary Flames

CALGARY, AB -- David Jones' 100th NHL goal proved to be the game-winner in the Calgary Flames' 3-2 victory against the New Jersey Devils at Scotiabank Saddledome on Tuesday.

Matt Stajan had a goal and an assist, and TJ Brodie scored for the Flames (7-12-1). Calgary has won three straight on home ice, but has two wins in its past five games following a four-game road trip that yielded one victory.

Cory Schneider made 27 saves, and Bobby Farnham and Jordin Tootoo scored for the Devils (10-7-1). New Jersey will complete a three-game road trip through Western Canada with games against the Edmonton Oilers on Friday and Vancouver Canucks on Sunday.

Jones' milestone goal, his team-leading seventh of the season, came at 6:09 of the second period and gave the Flames a 3-1 lead. Stajan forced a turnover behind the Devils' net by Adam Henrique that allowed Joe Colborne to center the puck to Jones, who beat Schneider to the glove side.

Jones' goal came between two by New Jersey in a span of 4:05.

Farnham scored his second in as many games at 4:01 to cut Calgary's lead to 2-1. Tootoo made it a one-goal game again at 8:06 with a power-play goal, taking a pass from former Flames forward Lee Stempniak in the slot and beating Karri Ramo to the blocker side. It was his second goal of the season.

Schneider kept the Devils within one in the third period, first stopping Brodie on a breakaway at 8:10, then denying Johnny Gaudreau's shot from the slot a shift later.

Ramo made five saves in the third period and finished with 18.

Brodie opened the scoring near the midway mark of the first period. He took a pass from Gaudreau, stepped around Stempniak and beat Schneider with a short-side shot to put Calgary up 1-0 at 10:04. It was his second goal of the season. Gaudreau's assist snapped a personal four-game point drought.

A mistake by Schneider helped put the Flames up by two at 13:33. The Devils goaltender left his crease to knock down a dump-in, but the puck skipped over his stick to Colborne, who centered a pass that Stajan eventually slid over the goal line for his first of the season.

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