NYR 2 2 1 5
Cal 0 1 1 2
Date of game: 12/16/2014

Recap: Calgary vs. NY Rangers

Calgary, AB (SportsNetwork.com) - Rick Nash scored twice and Derek Stepan chipped in a goal with one assist as the New York Rangers claimed a 5-2 decision over Calgary at the Saddledome.

Chris Kreider and Carl Hagelin also lit the lamp for the Rangers, winners in four straight including all three games in western Canada on a four-game road trip which ends in Carolina on Saturday.

Henrik Lundqvist turned in a victorious 29-save effort.

Jiri Hudler and Curtis Glencross tallied for the Flames, whose season-high losing streak reached six straight games.

Karri Ramo took the loss after yielding four goals on 13 shots in half of regulation time. Jonas Hiller stopped all nine shots he faced for the remainder.

"I think our focus has to be better. It's at the right place, but some details of our game are being forgotten because we want to do too well," Flames head coach Bob Hartley said.

New York led 2-0 after one period thanks to scores from Nash and Kreider.

The former lit the lamp at even strength with 11:22 played on an individual rush that ended on a successful shot inside the left post. The latter snapped a long drought with a power-play marker inside of 10 seconds remaining in the frame when he poked a loose puck through Ramo's pads after Calgary defenseman Kris Russell failed to move it through the crease.

Nash made it 3-0 just after the three-minute mark of the second by converting a Stepan pass off a 2-on-1 short-handed rush.

"He's playing so well on both sides of the puck," Kreider said of Nash, who extended his point streak to 11 games and hit the 20-goal mark for the 11th consecutive season. "He's not cheating, and that's what makes his scoring so impressive."

Stepan's wraparound score from the left post at 11:15 produced a four-goal margin for the visitors and signaled Ramo's exit.

Hudler's redirection of a Mark Giordano offering put the Flames on the board with 8:04 remaining in the second.

Ramo was pulled twice in the final four-plus minutes, and Hagelin put a damper on Calgary's comeback hopes on an empty-net score with 3:01 to go.

Glencross converted a Sean Monahan pass on a Flames power play with 1:15 left in regulation to close out the scoring.

Game Notes

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