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Monday, April 7th (All times Eastern)

Calgary Flames (33-38-7) at New Jersey Devils (34-28-16), 7 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The New Jersey Devils have managed to stay afloat in the Eastern Conference playoff race thanks to their recent play. The club hopes to add another win to its cause when the Calgary Flames visit Prudential Center on Monday.

The Devils have posted wins in three of their last four games and are currently riding a seven-game point streak with a 4-0-3 record over that stretch.

Still, New Jersey is just outside the playoff picture with 84 points, leaving the club tied with Toronto and three points behind Columbus for the East's second wild card spot. The Devils also are four in back of Detroit for the first wild card berth.

Like Columbus and Detroit, the Devils have four games remaining in the regular season, while the Maple Leafs have only three tilts left. New Jersey is the only team from that group in action on Monday.

New Jersey won its second straight game on Saturday with a 3-1 road victory over the Carolina Hurricanes. Dainius Zubrus scored twice and Cory Schneider stopped 26 shots to help the Devils record two valuable points.

Zubrus recorded his second two-goal game of the campaign and now has 13 markers on the season.

"It was nice for (Zubrus)," Devils head coach Peter DeBoer said of Zubrus. "He works hard every night and doesn't get rewarded a lot."

Travis Zajac netted what proved to be the game-winner 6:34 into the second, while Schneider turned aside all eight shots he faced in the third for the Devils.

Schneider has started the last three games for New Jersey and could get the call over Martin Brodeur again tonight. The 28-year-old American is 4-2-0 with a 2.13 goals against average and .936 save percentage in six career games against Calgary.

New Jersey has won two straight and three of its last four home games and is 20-10-8 in Newark this season.

Although the Flames have been eliminated from postseason contention out West, the club has played with pride down the stretch and picked up a second straight win in Friday's 2-1 road victory at Florida. The win gave Calgary a 2-2-0 mark on a five-game road trip that ends tonight in the Garden State.

Mike Cammalleri netted the winner early in the second period and Joey MacDonald stopped 34 pucks to help the Flames down the Panthers, 2-1.

Kenny Agostino also produced his first NHL goal for the Flames, who have won six of 10.

"We promised our fans and we even promised ourselves that we would play the games to win until the final second of the regular season," Calgary head coach Bob Hartley said of his team playing hard down the stretch.

Calgary, which is 15-20-4 as the road club this season, beat a visiting Devils club back on Oct. 11. Sean Monahan notched the game-winning goal with 2:43 remaining for the Flames, as they downed the Devils, 3-2, at the Saddledome.

The Flames have won two straight and three of their last four overall games against New Jersey, but the Devils have claimed two in a row and three of four at home in this series.

04/07 10:32:31 ET

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Scoreboard
NBA
Final
ORL 100
MIL 115
 
Final
IND 103
NYK 82
3rd
MEM 71
DEN 47
 
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LAL
CHI
Final
PROV 83
DEP 72
Final
RUTG 51
MSU 71
Final
ARMY 71
BU 67
 
Final
RFLSH 75
BRY 68
 
Final
MERC 75
CHAT 72
 
Final
LIU 67
CCST 55
 
Final
TOWS 74
COC 70
 
Final
UMASS 66
DAY 64
 
Final
FUR 59
ETST 55
 
Final
ODU 71
FIU 56
 
Final
RMU 87
FD 65
 
Final
CHAR 86
FATL 61
 
Final
LIB 53
HIGH 72
 
Final
UNF 86
KNST 67
 
Final
FLGC 78
LIP 62
 
Final
OSU 80
MD 56
Final
Terriers 73
MNTER 67
 
Final
STET 85
NKENTUCKY 75
 
Final
WAGN 75
SHU 64
 
Final
GMAS 68
STLU 60
 
Final
JVU 65
USCU 78
 
Final
VMI 70
WCU 85
 
Final
LATU 69
WKENT 56
Final
UNCG 42
WOFF 58
 
Final
DET 93
YOUNG 87
 
Final
GSOUT 83
APP 46
 
Final
TENNM 81
EILL 51
 
Final
GHND 64
HC 54
 
2nd
CIN 50
UCONN 39
 
2nd
NDST 43
DEN 42
 
2nd
SD 47
MAST 64
 
2nd
UWMIL 55
ILLCH 50
 
2nd
BEL 87
JVST 60
 
2nd
SMISS 46
MARS 66
 
2nd
TXSA 56
MTST 52
 
2nd
PETE 37
RIDE 39
 
2nd
SEMIZ 53
SIUE 61
 
2nd
TENST 58
TENT 50
 
2nd
NDAK 54
WEBER 56
 
2nd
SALA 64
LALAF 62
 
2nd
ARKST 40
ARKLR 39
 
Half
TROY 31
LAMON 21
 
2nd
TXARL 43
UGST 39
 
1st
MURST 21
EKENT 19
 
1st
NCOL 32
IDST 29
 
1st
MIZZ 17
KENT 16
 
1st
GONZ 22
PORT 21
 
1st
UTEP 18
UAB 25
 
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GRCN 22
UMKC 15
 
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WLVRN 25
CHIST 16
 
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USC 2
COL 6
 
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UCI
CPSL
 
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CSNO
HAW
 
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PAC
PEPP
 
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SDU
SCU
 
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UCD
UCSB
 
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UCLA
UTAH
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PORST
MONT
 
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SACST
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CSFU
LBSU
 
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GAELS
LMU
 
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WASU
CAL
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BYU
USF
 
Final
NYI 2
BOS 5
 
3rd
NYR 0
MON 1
 
3rd
PHI 5
WIN 2
 
3rd
TOR 1
ARI 2
 
3rd
FLA 2
CLB 2
 
3rd
TAM 5
DET 1
 
2nd
STL 3
NAS 2
 
1st
CAL 0
MIN 1
 
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EDM
BUF
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SJS
ANA