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

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.