EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) -- After a frustrating night in
Philadelphia, the power-play goals flowed for the Calgary Flames in
Jarome Iginla scored two goals and had an assist Wednesday night
to lead Flames to a 4-1 victory over the Devils one night after a
1-0 shootout loss to the Flyers.
"It was a good feeling," Iginla said. "It was nice to get a
few power-play goals in the second period. In the 1-0 game, you
think about every chance on the power play and how that could have
made a difference. It was nice to get that momentum going with the
Iginla had gone nine games without a goal.
"I had been thinking about it," he said. "I love to score
goals. You think about our last game, a 1-0 loss. When you win, you
shrug it off. It's in the close losses that you really feel it."
"I give credit to the defensemen who played solid in front of
me," Sauve said. "They let me see every shot out there."
Calgary took over first place in the Northwest Division. The
Flames have 38 points, two more than the idle Vancouver Canucks.
Alexander Mogilny scored for the Devils, who dropped their
second straight game.
Calgary took charge with three unanswered goals in the second
The Devils picked up two penalties in the first 30 seconds, and
the Flames cashed in both power plays to break a 1-1 deadlock.
Langkow, on a pass from Iginla, beat Brodeur from the left
circle 38 seconds later for a 3-1 lead.
Iginla scored his second goal at 12:51 on a soft shot that
glanced off Brodeur's skate.
The Devils could not dent Sauve even with four power plays in
the third period. New Jersey went 1-for-10 with a man advantage and
outshot Calgary 32-15.
The teams exchanged power-play goals in the opening period with
Mogilny and Iginla connecting.
Mogilny opened the scoring at 12:50 on a shot from the left
circle over Sauve's left shoulder. The goalie had a busy period as
the Devils, aided by four power plays, outshot the Flames 13-2.
Calgary made one of those chances count with 1:18 remaining.
Langkow fed a pass to Iginla positioned behind the goal line. The
Flames captain skated into the slot and put a shot between
The power play has become an issue for the Devils as they are
only 1-for-33 over the last five games.
"We've had our chances," forward Scott Gomez said. "When the
power play is going good, they bounce in off three or four guys.
Now, sometimes, it looks like we just learned how to skate."
Devils coach Larry Robinson, back behind the bench after missing
two games with a virus, remains puzzled by his team that has been
mired around .500 most of the season.
"It's the strangest team I've ever been around," Robinson
said. "They're a different group. A leader would probably help.
Most great teams have somebody that will step forward. We have a
bunch of guys and not one particular guy to come forward and step
in front if things get out of hand."
Both teams lost the night before and switched goalies.
Calgary's Miikka Kiprusoff lost in Philadelphia. Scott Clemmensen
was in goal for the Devils in their 5-2 loss at Detroit. ...
Calgary D Roman Hamrlik sustained a knee injury in the first period
and didn't return. ... Calgary is 6-5 in its last 11 visits to New