Calgary Flames lose tight battle to Flyers

The Philadelphia Flyers celebrate an early Saturday win over the Calgary Flames in Philly. (Reuters)

The Philadelphia Flyers celebrate an early Saturday win over the Calgary Flames in Philly. (Reuters)

WES GILBERTSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 7:46 PM ET

PHILADEPHIA — Turns out, the Calgary Flames only sunk two shots during this trip to Philly.

And one was Jiri Hudler’s final free-throw attempt — the video has gone viral, in case you missed it — after the fun-loving winger crashed the Los Angeles Lakers’ shootaround Friday at Wells Fargo Center.

Centre Matt Stajan spoiled Ray Emery’s shutout bid with less than two-and-half minutes remaining in Saturday’s matinee in the City of Brotherly Love, but it was too little, too late, as the Flames suffered a 2-1 setback to the Philadelphia Flyers in their final outing before the NHL’s Olympic break.

“It’s a tough one to swallow because I felt that our boys played so hard — I would have liked to get on the plane with another win,” said Flames head coach Bob Hartley.

“We generated enough, I thought, to score more than one goal, but we didn’t capitalize on some of our chances — and Emery was pretty good.”

The Flames puck-stopper was pretty good, too.


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