LOS ANGELES — It was a memorable night for Kelly Hrudey, the latest recipient of the Legends Night treatment at Staples Center.
It was a night one of the other goalies in attendance would sooner forget.
With thousands of fans wearing giveaway bandanas to salute the retired puck-stopper turned broadcaster, Hrudey joked during a pre-game ceremony that Calgary Flames netminder Miikka Kiprusoff and Los Angeles Kings counterpart Jonathan Quick were probably laughing at footage from his eight-season stint in Hollywood.
As it turned, Kiprusoff didn’t provide a lot of highlight-reel material of his own in Saturday’s 6-2 shellacking from the defending Stanley Cup champions, and the rest of the Flames didn’t give him much support, either.
Kiprusoff, making a third consecutive start since returning from a knee injury, made just 16 stops on 22 shots before being yanked midway through the third period, surrendering goals to Jeff Carter, Jake Muzzin, Trevor Lewis, Ju