Mangiapane, Flames defeat Devils for fourth straight victory on road trip


NEWARK, N.J. — Andrew Mangiapane scored two of four goals in the first period, and the Calgary Flames won their fourth straight game to start a five-game road trip, 5-3 against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center on Tuesday.

Mangiapane has scored 12 goals in his past 10 NHL games dating to last season, seven in six games this season and six during a four-game goal streak.

Elias Lindholm had a goal and an assist, and Dan Vladar made 27 saves for the Flames (4-1-1), who won 3-0 at the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday, 4-3 at the Washington Capitals on Saturday and 5-1 at the New York Rangers on Monday.

Pavel Zacha scored two goals, Dawson Mercer had a goal and an assist and Scott Wedgewood made 20 saves in relief for the Devils (3-2-0). Nico Daws allowed three goals on seven shots before being pulled at 12:10 of the first period.

Milan Lucic gave Calgary a 1-0 lead at 6:35 of the first.

Mangiapane made it 2-0 on an unassisted goal from the slot at 10:08.

Wedgewood replaced Daws after Lindholm scored on a deflection from the slot for a power-play goal at 12:10 to make it 3-0.

Mangiapane scored his second of the game 46 seconds later when he went backhand-to-forehand on a breakaway at 12:56 to give the Flames a 4-0 lead.

Zacha scored an unassisted goal after stealing a clearing attempt by Vladar in the bottom of the right face-off circle at 7:01 of the second period to make it 4-1.

Matthew Tkachuk gave the Flames a 5-1 lead with a power-play goal at 11:18 of the third.

Mercer made it 5-2 at 11:51, and Zacha scored a power-play goal with Wedgewood pulled for a 6-on-4 advantage at 16:59 for the 5-3 final.

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