Jiri Hudler awoke Saturday morning at home thinking he’d be too sick to lace ‘em up.

He went to bed Saturday night the overtime hero.

Hudler, who left Friday’s clash with the Colorado Avalanche due to the flu bug that’s going through the Calgary Flames dressing room, decided he could give it a shot, jumped on a flight for the quick trip north and ended up scoring the game-winner in a 2-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers.

“They didn’t want me on the plane (Friday) because (the flu is) going around and we don’t want too many guys involved,” Hudler said.

“I got up this morning and talked to the trainers and booked a ticket after lunch.

“We weren’t sure (I could play), but if I’m traveling that far, I want to play.”

The Flames are sure thankful their leading point-producer this season made the trip.

His goal washed away the disappointment of seeing a 1-0 lead disappear with 10.1 seconds remaining in regulation.

“Very, very impressed with our team,” said head coach Bob Hartley. “We battled for 60-plus minutes. Even when they got that tying goal, I could feel the disappointment on the bench, but I told them we played so good and just keep going.