Ramo allowed three goals on 26 shots in a loss to the Blue Jackets on Friday. It was Ramo's first loss of the season, but after sitting on Saturday vs. the Jets, the Flames will continue their goalie rotation by giving Ramo the start on Tuesday. The Lightning have one of the best offences in the league, so Ramo makes for a risky start.
Flames officially announce a five-year, $23.25 million contract extension with T.J Brodie.
Brodie has come into his own in the last two years playing alongside Mark Giordano. The 24-year-old is an excellent skater with a great first pass and hard shot. On Sunday he scored his third goal of the season, which gives him seven points on the year and a six-game point streak. He was featured in our 'Fantasy Minute' and should be added if he is available in your league.
Gaudreau served as a healthy scratch in the Flames loss to the Blue Jackets on Friday. 'Johnny Hockey' has yet to record a point in five games this season. Josh Jooris will come out of the lineup to make room for Gaudreau.
Hiller was excellent, stopping 49 of 50 shots in a OT win over the Blackhawks on Wednesday. He was given Friday night off (for good reason) but will be back in goal tonight in Winnipeg. He has posted a 2.62 GAA and .934 SV% in his first three starts with the Flames.
Setoguchi made his Flames debut on October 11 and has yet to record a point with a minus-2 rating in his first three games with the Flames. Josh Jooris will replace Setoguchi in the Flames top-6 with Jiri Hudler and Sean Monahan.
Gaudreau looks to be a healthy scratch tonight vs. Columbus.
Gaudreau has no points but a plus-2 rating with just one shot on goal in the first five games of the season. 'Johnny Hockey' has seen his minutes drop in each contest since playing 16:04 in the season opener. Don't expect Gaudreau to sit too long.
The Flames have been alternating Ramo and Jonas Hiller to this point and it is Ramo's turn in the rotation. He has won each of his first two starts while posting a 1.92 GAA and .934 SV%. Ramo has enjoyed a great start and he will look to keep things rolling tonight against a shorthanded Blue Jackets team
The Flames have been alternating Ramo and Jonas Hiller to this point and it is Ramo's turn in the rotation. He has won each of his first two starts while posting a 1.92 GAA and .934 SV%. Ramo has enjoyed a great start and he will look to keep things rolling tonight against a shorthanded Blue Jackets team.
Engelland suffered a lower-body injury at somepoint during the Flames shootout win over the Predators last night. Engelland will be replaced by Raphael Diaz tonight---Diaz will skate with Ladislav Smid. Engelland is day-to-day.
Hiller allowed four goals on 39 shots in a 4-1 loss to the Blues on Saturday. With Karri Ramo starting on Tuesday, Hiller will get the second game of the back-to-back, but he draws the short straw again--he gets the Hawks while Ramo gets the Preds. Hiller has looked sharp to start the season, but has yet to draw a favourable matchup.
Ramo was great in his season debut. He stopped 38 of 40 shots in a 5-2 victory over the Oilers. Ramo goes tonight and Jonas Hiller will go tomorrow, so it looks like the Flames will continue to split up the starts until one of the netminders forces his way into the number-1 job.