The Five Takeaways: Flames vs. Devils
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.
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.
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.
Jarome 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.
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.