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Calgary Flames' Mark Giordano, right, celebrates his goal with teammate Mike Cammalleri during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the New York Rangers in Calgary, Alberta, Friday, March 28, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)
Calgary shuts out Devils in New Jersey
First Published Apr 07 2014 11:32 pm • Last Updated Apr 08 2014 08:12 pm

Newark, N.J. • Karri Ramo made 31 saves to record his second NHL shutout as the Calgary Flames topped the New Jersey Devils 1-0 on Monday night.

Mark Giordano scored for Calgary, which improved to 34-38-7. The Flames are 16-20-4 on the road this season.

At a glance

EASTERN CONFERENCE

Atlantic Division

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

z-Boston 78 53 18 7 113 251 167

y-Pittsburgh 79 50 24 5 105 240 197

x-Montreal 79 45 27 7 97 212 199

x-N.Y. Rangers 79 43 31 5 91 212 190

x-Tampa Bay 78 42 27 9 93 229 211

Philadelphia 78 40 29 9 89 220 220

Detroit 78 37 27 14 88 211 222

Columbus 78 40 31 7 87 219 207

New Jersey 79 34 29 16 84 191 201

Toronto 79 38 33 8 84 229 248

Washington 78 35 30 13 83 222 236

Ottawa 78 33 31 14 80 226 261

Carolina 78 34 33 11 79 196 215

N.Y. Islanders 78 31 36 11 73 215 258

Florida 79 28 43 8 64 188 258

Buffalo 78 21 48 9 51 150 234

WESTERN CONFERENCE

GP W L OT Pts GF GA

x-St. Louis 78 52 19 7 111 245 177

x-Anaheim 78 50 20 8 108 251 202

x-Colorado 78 50 21 7 107 239 209

x-San Jose 79 49 21 9 107 239 192

x-Chicago 79 45 19 15 105 259 207

x-Los Angeles 79 45 28 6 96 197 166

Minnesota 79 41 26 12 94 196 194

Dallas 78 38 29 11 87 227 221

Phoenix 78 36 28 14 86 209 221

Nashville 78 35 32 11 81 198 231

Vancouver 78 35 32 11 81 187 210

Winnipeg 80 35 35 10 80 220 233

Calgary 79 34 38 7 75 201 228

Edmonton 79 28 42 9 65 197 261

NOTE: Two points for a win, one point for overtime loss.

x-clinched playoff spot y-clinched division

z-clinched conference

Monday’s Games

Calgary 1, New Jersey 0

Minnesota 1, Winnipeg 0

Anaheim at Vancouver, late

Tuesday’s Games

Detroit at Buffalo, 5 p.m.

Ottawa at N.Y. Islanders, 5 p.m.

Carolina at N.Y. Rangers, 5 p.m.

Phoenix at Columbus, 5 p.m.

Toronto at Tampa Bay, 5:30 p.m.

Philadelphia at Florida, 5:30 p.m.

Washington at St. Louis, 6 p.m.

Boston at Minnesota, 6 p.m.

Nashville at Dallas, 6:30 p.m.

Colorado at Edmonton, 7:30 p.m.

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Cory Schneider stopped 21 of 22 shots for New Jersey, which fell to 34-29-16. New Jersey’s loss also allowed the New York Rangers to clinch a playoff berth.

Both Calgary and the Devils have three games remaining this season.

Neither the Flames nor Devils scored until Giordano’s power-play goal 23 seconds into the third as both teams were unable to take advantage of opportunities.

New Jersey had a goal disallowed with 1:26 left in the first, as referee Brad Watson waved off what would have been a game-opening score by Ryan Carter. The ruling was upheld by a video review by the NHL in Toronto. Replays showed Carter kicked the puck, but it was inconclusive whether the Devils left wing was able to get his stick on it before it rolled under Ramo.

Calgary was unable to convert on five power plays in the first two periods, and rookie left wing Kenny Agostino’s semi-breakaway with 1:34 left in the second was sticked away by Schneider. The play began as New Jersey right wing Tuomo Ruutu committed a turnover in the offensive zone, and ended with Devils defenseman Jon Merrill committing a slashing minor as he tried to affect the shot attempt.

Merrill’s slash led directly to Giordano’s goal. Calgary finished 1-for-5 on the power play, while New Jersey was 0-for-3.

Wild 1, Jets 0 • In Winnipeg, Manitoba, Charlie Coyle scored in the second period and Ilya Bryzgalov made 24 saves for his fourth shutout of the season as Minnesota defeated the host Jets.




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