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Flames score 5 straight goals, beat Devils 5-3

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Daymond Langkow, Curtis Glencross and Eric Nystrom scored second-period goals, and Miikka Kiprusoff made 22 saves in the Calgary Flames' 5-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Friday night.

Matt Stajan and David Moss scored in the third period for the Flames, who scored five straight goals after U.S. Olympic star Zach Parise opened the scoring for New Jersey in the first period.

Parise and Ilya Kovalchuk scored in the third for the Devils, and Martin Brodeur finished with 20 saves.

Early in the second period, Langkow started the Calgary scoring spree with his first goal in 22 games and the Flames' first in 107 minutes.

Flames winger Chris Higgins showed his strength controlling the puck deep in the Devils end, fending off Travis Zajac before centering to Langkow in the slot. With his back to the net, Langkow slid a backhander through Brodeur's pad.

A few minutes later, Glencross gave Calgary the lead on a short-handed breakaway, whipping the puck into the top corner over Brodeur's glove.

Glencross also had a hand in the third goal with a heavy check on defenseman Andy Greene that knocked the puck loose. Nystrom drove hard across the top of the crease, nearly mishandling the puck before swatting it past Brodeur.

With the victory, Calgary remained a point behind Detroit for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference. The Flames won for just the fourth time in their last 13 home games.

NOTES: New Jersey, 2-9-1 in its last 12 road games, will complete a three-game trip Sunday night in Edmonton. ... Parise has 30 goals this season. ... Calgary is 9-2-1 when Langkow scores.