While Sean Monahan is making an immediate impact for the surprising Calgary Flames, not much has gone right for the New Jersey Devils during their worst start in 12 years.
Monahan looks to stay hot and help the Flames earn points in their first five games for the first time in 35 years Friday night when they host the winless Devils.
After finishing with the third-fewest points in the Western Conference last season, Calgary (2-0-2) continued its strong start with a 3-2 win over visiting Montreal on Wednesday.
The Flames have a chance to pick up at least one point in their first five games since they got it done in 12 straight to open the 1978-79 season, when they played in Atlanta.
Their rookie forward has certainly played a key role in that success. After contributing a goal and an assist against the Canadiens, Monahan tops the Flames with three goals and is tied with Jiri Hudler for the team lead with five points.
"Obviously it's a great start," said Monahan, who has scored in...