EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Jarome Iginla scored two goals and had an assist Wednesday night to lead the Calgary Flames to a 4-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils.

Dion Phaneuf and Daymond Langkow also scored, and Phillipe Sauve made 31 saves for the Flames who had three power-play goals.

Calgary took over first place in the Northwest Division. The Flames have 38 points, two more than the idle Vancouver Canucks.

Alexander Mogilny scored for the Devils, who dropped their second straight game.

Calgary took charge with three unanswered goals in the second period.

The Devils picked up two penalties in the first 30 seconds, and the Flames cashed in both power plays to break a 1-1 deadlock.

Phaneuf took a cross-ice pass from Andrew Ference and whipped a shot from the right point past Martin Brodeur 48 seconds into the period.

Langkow, on a pass from Iginla, beat Brodeur from the left circle 38 seconds later for a 3-1 lead.

Iginla scored his second goal at 12:51 on a soft shot that glanced off Brodeur’s skate.

The Devils could not dent Sauve even with four power plays in the third period. New Jersey went 1-for-10 with a man advantage and outshot Calgary 32-15.

The teams exchanged power-play goals in the opening period with Mogilny and Iginla connecting.

Mogilny opened the scoring at 12:50 on a shot from the left circle over Sauve’s left shoulder. The goalie had a busy period as the Devils, aided by four power plays, outshot the Flames 13-2.

Calgary made one of those chances count with 1:18 remaining. Langkow fed a pass to Iginla positioned behind the goal line. The Flames captain skated into the slot and put a shot between Brodeur’s pads.

Notes: Both teams lost the night before and switched goalies. Calgary’s Miikka Kiprusoff lost a 1-0 shootout in Philadelphia. Scott Clemmensen was in goal for the Devils in their 5-2 loss at Detroit. … The Devils’ power-play goal was their first in five games. They were 0-for-23 during the four-game drought. … Calgary D Roman Hamrlik sustained a knee injury in the first period and didn’t return. … Calgary is 6-5 in its last 11 visits to New Jersey. … Devils coach Larry Robinson returned to the bench after missing two games with a virus.

AP-ES-12-07-05 2210EST


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