BOMBS FROM THE BLUELINE
The Flames scored twice in the opening ten minutes and those contributions came from a couple of unlikely sources.Jay Bouwmeester
broke a 38-game scoring drought when he hammered his second of the season past Martin Brodeur at 5:54.
Just under two minutes later, Cory Sarich
rifled a shot into the back of the net to notch his first goal of the year. His last tally came on Dec. 7, 2010.
Brodeur was yanked after the Flames second goal of the night.HIGH-FLYING FIRST
After Bouwmeester and Sarich's goals, the Flames scored two more times to hold a 4-0 lead over their visitors after twenty minutes of play.Curtis Glencross
and TJ Brodie
found the back of the net, with the latter's coming on the power play, as the Flames managed to score four goals on just eight shots.JERSEY BATTLES BACK IN THE SECOND
The Devils managed to get themselves on the board in the middle frame, scoring twice on 11 shots on net. Ilya Kovalchuk threw in his 16th goal of the year at 14:48 and shortly after, Adam Henrique was able to score a shorthanded marker.
New Jersey held the Flames to just three shots in the period.GORDIE HOWE HAT TRICKJarome Iginla
completed a Gordie Howe hat trick in the third period when he snapped a quick shot past Johan Hedberg for his 17th goal of the season. He had two assists prior to the goal and scrapped with Henrique in the first period.
Henrique also recorded a Gordie Howe hat trick.KIPPER STANDS TALL
New Jersey did everything in their power to come back from their horrific first period but Kiprusoff denied them time after time. The netminder made 35 saves in the 6-3 victory, ensuring his team didn't squander their lead despite lackluster defensive play at times.