Could the faith shown by Flames' management in extending Bob Hartley's contract help to end Calgary's six-game losing streak? The Stars-Flames result, as well as Ottawa and Winnipeg in action in NHL: 4 stories from Friday night.
Jamie Benn had a goal and an assist as the Dallas Stars edged Calgary 2-1 on Friday to hand the Flames their seventh straight loss. Calgary (17-15-2) has lost seven consecutive games for the first time since its team-record 11-game losing skid in 1985-86.
Mike Hoffman scored two goals and Erik Karlsson had two assists Friday as the Ottawa Senators defeated the Anaheim Ducks 6-2. Kyle Turris, Milan Michalek, Mark Stone and Mika Zibanejad had the other markers to give the Senators (14-12-6) back-to-back wins for the first time since early November.
Patrik Elias of the New Jersey Devils is closing in on 400 goals in the National Hockey League but it's doubtful if he's had many games with a pair of mesmerizing scores like he had Friday in the Devils win over Tampa Bay.