SUN Hockey Pool

Three stars

RANDY SPORTAK

, Last Updated: 8:10 AM ET

1. Martin Brodeur -- Devils. 30 saves from the sure-fire hall-of-fame goalie in a great 'tender battle.

2. Miikka Kiprusoff -- Flames. Another strong game from the netminder, who can't seem to get the home wins.

3. Patrik Elias -- Devils. Made a big mistake in overtime, but got a second chance on the 2-on-1 and netted the winner.

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REPORT CARD

Overall: C

Offence: D

Defence: B

Goaltending: A-

Powerplay: D

Penalty kill: A

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UNSUNG HERO

Devils C John Madden played more than seven minutes of penalty kill time, blocked a shot and won 70% of his faceoffs -- all the little things coaches love to see.

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WHY FLAMES LOST

They couldn't beat Martin Brodeur before it reached overtime. The Flames hit the goal post a few times and wasted six powerplays.

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SAVES OF THE GAME

On a second-period powerplay, Martin Brodeur stoned RW Jarome Iginla on a cross-ice one-timer and then blocked C Daymond Langkow's deflection of a point shot.

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SCRATCHES

CALGARY -- RW Eric Godard, RW Owen Nolan (neck), D Rhett Warrener (ankle), RW David Moss (ankle).

NEW JERSEY -- RW Cam Janssen (shoulder), C Zach Parise (illness), LW Jay Pandolfo, D Karel Rachunek.

UP NEXT

Flames at Vancouver Canucks, GM Place, Dec. 27, 8 p.m., TV: CBC, Radio: FAN 960.


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