Markstrom Shines in 5-3 Victory Over Devils

Markstrom Shines in 5-3 Victory Over Devils For Second Straight Win

Jacob Markstrom made 37 saves as the Calgary Flames defeated the New Jersey Devils 5-3 at Prudential Center, spoiling Jack Hughes' return after missing 11 games due to an upper-body injury. Markstrom's stellar performance earned praise from Calgary coach Ryan Huska, highlighting the goaltender's consistency in giving the team a chance to win. Despite Hughes' efforts with four shots on goal, the Devils struggled to contain the Flames, with Connor Zary and Andrew Mangiapane contributing a goal and an assist each to secure Calgary's third consecutive victory on the road trip.

On the other side, Ondrej Palat scored twice for the Devils, but it wasn't enough to overcome the Flames' offensive prowess. Jesper Bratt's three assists and Nico Hischier's goal and assist weren't sufficient to turn the tide in favor of New Jersey. The Flames capitalized on their opportunities, with Kevin Rooney, Connor Zary, and Andrei Kuzmenko finding the back of the net to secure the win and extend their winning streak, while the Devils continue to struggle with four losses in their last six games.