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David Jones has seventh goal of season to lead Flames past Devils 3-2

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CALGARY - David Jones scored his team-leading seventh goal of the season and added an assist to lead the Calgary Flames to a 3-2 win over the New Jersey Devils on Tuesday.

Jones one-timed a pass from linemate Joe Colborne past New Jersey goalie Cory Schneider at 6:09 of the second period for his 100th career NHL goal. The goal put Calgary up 3-1 and stood as the winner. It was also the first time Jones has scored this season during a win for Calgary.

TJ Brodie and Matt Stajan also scored for the Flames (7-12-1), who stretched their winning streak against the Devils to six straight games dating back to Jan. 10, 2012.

Making his ninth straight start in net for Calgary, Ramo stopped 18 of 20 shots he faced to improve his record to 5-7-0.

Bobby Farnham and Jordin Tootoo scored for the Devils (10-7-1), while Schneider finished with 27 saves.

Ramo made a couple of early stops to turn aside scoring attempts by New Jersey forwards Mike Cammalleri and Adam Henrique, before making a save with his mask to prevent Kyle Palmeiri's wrist shot from going into the net.

At the other end of the ice, Schneider made back-to-back saves to deny Calgary forward Josh Jooris, who was set up nicely in front of the New Jersey net by linemate Micheal Ferland.

The Flames opened the scoring at 10:04 of the first when Brodie took a tape-to-tape pass from Johnny Gaudreau in the high slot and used his speed to get around New Jersey forward Lee Stempniak before firing a sharp-angle shot to the top corner in behind Schneider.

Stajan had his first goal of the season a short time later at 13:33 when he drove hard to the net to swat a rebound past Schneider, who stopped the initial shot taken by Jones.

Farnham scored for the Devils at 4:01 of the second period when he shovelled a loose puck in the crease past Ramo before Jones answered right back for the Flames at 6:09.

New Jersey pulled within a goal at 8:06 of the second when Tootoo fired a shot from the slot to the top corner over Ramo's blocker during a New Jersey power play.

Brodie had one of the best scoring chances for either team in the third period, but Schneider made a nice glove save to stop the breakaway opportunity.

Notes: Gaudreau had not recorded a point in Calgary's previous four games before assisting on Stajan's first-period goal. ??? Jones scored the 100th goal of his NHL career in his 407th career game. ??? New Jersey's last win over Calgary was a 2-1 shootout victory at home on Nov. 24, 2010. The Devils last won in Calgary at the Saddledome on Dec. 23, 2007 when they beat the Flames 1-0 in overtime.

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