04/09/15 - 10:51pm
CALGARY, Alberta — Jiri Hudler scored twice and the Calgary Flames clinched an NHL playoff berth for the first time in six years with a 3-1 win over Los Angeles on Thursday night that eliminated the defending Stanley Cup champion Kings from postseason contention.
Johnny Gaudreau also scored for the Flames and Jonas Hiller stopped 33 shots for the win.
Jonathan Quick had 22 saves in the loss.
The Flames will face the Vancouver Canucks in the first round of the playoffs. Calgary concludes its regular season Saturday at Winnipeg.