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Calgary Flames use a big second period to beat New Jersey

Last Updated Nov 7, 2019 at 10:53 pm MDT

(PHOTO: Sportsnet)

CALGARY (CP) – Noah Hanifin had a goal and two assists on Thursday, and the Calgary Flames scored four times in the second period en route to a 5-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils.

It’s Hanifin’s first three-point game as a Flame and the fourth of his career.

Derek Ryan, Mikael Backlund, Sean Monahan and Johnny Gaudreau also scored for Calgary (10-7-2).

Elias Lindholm had an assist to extend his point streak to nine games (5-6-11).

The Flames win their second straight to open a four-game homestand and improve to 6-1-1 on the season at the Scotiabank Saddledome.

Jack Hughes had a goal and an assist to lead the offence for New Jersey (4-6-4).

Nikita Gusev also scored while Taylor Hall had an assist to extend his points streak to seven (1-8-9).

The Devils fall to 2-1-0 on a five-game road trip, which continues Friday night in Edmonton.