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Devils Win Streak Snapped By Flames

The New Jersey Devils were riding high on a four game winning streak, planning to cut their playoff deficit from eight points to just six, when they continued their home stand against Calgary on Wednesday night. Unfortunately for the Devils, they were not be able to grab the needed victory.

It started out well enough for the Devils. Mike Cammalleri scored his team leading 23rd goal of the season — this goal also tied him for the team lead in points with 31 — with two minutes to go in the first period. The Calgary Flames would go on and score two goals in 49 seconds spanning the second and third period to take the lead and never looked back.

For the Devils it was a familiar story of just not having enough in the tank to fight back in the third period. The period was pretty wide open as both teams had good scoring opportunities, but with Cory Schneider pulled late in the third the Devils could not take advantage of the 6 on 5 and TJ Brodie iced it for the Flames with an empty net goal.

This is a tough loss to swallow for a Devils team who could pulled closer to a playoff spot before heading into the matchup with the Boston Bruins on Friday night. If the Devils find a way to win that game they will still be within striking distance of the final Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference.

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