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Jiri Hudler sets up 2 early goals, Flames hold off Kings 2-1 for 3rd straight victory

  • Calgary Flames Markus Granlund, right, from Finland, celebrates his goal with teammate Jiri Hudler, from the Czech Republic, during first period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angles Kings in Calgary, Alberta, Monday, Dec. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)

    Calgary Flames Markus Granlund, right, from Finland, celebrates his goal with teammate Jiri Hudler, from the Czech Republic, during first period of an NHL hockey game against the Los Angles Kings in Calgary, Alberta, Monday, Dec. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, left, looks on as Calgary Flames Lance Bouma dives for the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Calgary, Alberta, Monday, Dec. 29, 2014. The Flames won 2-1. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)

    Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, left, looks on as Calgary Flames Lance Bouma dives for the puck during the third period of an NHL hockey game in Calgary, Alberta, Monday, Dec. 29, 2014. The Flames won 2-1. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)  (The Associated Press)

  • Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, left, grabs a shot from Calgary Flames Lance Bouma during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Calgary, Alberta, Monday, Dec. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)

    Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick, left, grabs a shot from Calgary Flames Lance Bouma during the second period of an NHL hockey game in Calgary, Alberta, Monday, Dec. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Jeff McIntosh)  (The Associated Press)

Jiri Hudler had a pair of beautiful setups Monday night as the Calgary Flames scored twice in the first period and then hung on for a 2-1 victory over the Los Angeles Kings.

Curtis Glencross and Markus Granlund had the goals for Calgary. The Flames have won three in a row since a seven-game losing streak.

Calgary pulled even with Los Angeles, San Jose and Vancouver in the Pacific Division. However, the Kings hold a game in hand, San Jose has two in hand and the Canucks have four.

Tyler Toffoli scored for Los Angeles, which began a three-game road trip through Western Canada that continues Tuesday night in Edmonton.