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Flames Game Review

RANDY SPORTAK, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 8:54 AM ET

THREE STARS

1. Jamie Langenbrunner, Devils -- One goal and one assist for the top-line forward.

2. David Moss, Flames -- Right winger's performance goes beyond his assist.

3. Zach Parise, Devils -- His third-period goal all but salted away the game.

REPORT CARD

OVERALL: C-

OFFENCE: D

DEFENCE: C

GOALTENDING: C

POWERPLAY: D

PENALTY KILL: C-

UNSUNG HERO

New Jersey's Brian Rolston showed yet again why he's one of the most under-rated players in the game. He helped kill more than six minutes of Flames powerplay time.

WHY FLAMES LOST

Because their special teams were putrid, again, and goalie Miikka Kiprusoff surrendered one goal on a stoppable shot and couldn't corral a couple of loose pucks that led to the other tallies.

SAVE OF THE GAME

With the score tied 1-1 in the second period, Devils netminder Martin Brodeur stopped Olli Jokinen's powerplay shot, only to see the puck ricochet off defenceman Johnny Oduya and start going to the net. Brodeur reached back with his stick and stopped the puck just in time.

SCRATCHES

CALGARY -- D Adam Pardy, LW Todd Bertuzzi (knee), LW Rene Bourque (ankle), D Mark Giordano (shoulder), C Wayne Primeau (broken foot), D Rhett Warrener (shoulder).

DEVILS -- D Andy Greene, LW Jay Pandolfo.

UP NEXT

TOMORROW: Calgary Flames at Detroit Red Wings, 5 p.m., Sportsnet, FAN960.

NOTABLES

C Daymond Langkow returned after missing nine games due to a broken hand and RW David Moss was back after missing the last game due to his grandmother's funeral. With their return, LW David Van der Gulik and LW Brett Sutter were both returned to the AHL Quad City Flames ... Devils C Bobby Holik played his 1,300th career game ... Jersey RW Brendan Shanahan played his 300th game in Devils silks ... Flames captain Jarome Iginla's next assist will be his 437th and will tie him with Gary Suter for third spot on the franchise's all-time list. Al MacInnis (609) and Theoren Fleury (460) make up the top two.


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