The Chicago Blackhawks and Calgary Flames will face off in their first of three meetings on Sunday night.
The Hawks swept all three games against the Flames last season and are looking for their fourth straight victory this season. The Flames begin a four-game road trip just as they put goaltender Joey MacDonald on waivers. MacDonald was placed on waivers after a 4-3 loss to the Detroit Red Wings at home and was 3-3-1 with a 3.17 goals-against average and .885 save percentage in seven starts with the Flames this season.
Rookie Reto Berra from the Abbotsford Heat of the American Hockey League now joins the team with Karri Ramo being their starting goaltender.
The Hawks will look to win the first of three match ups on Sunday night. Here is some basic information to know in this primer on the Flames.
Stanley Cups: 1 (1988-89)
Head Coach: Bob Hartley
Captain: Mark Giordano
Starting Goaltender: Karri Ramo (2-3) 361 minutes
Last Game: 4-3 loss to the Red Wings at home
2013 Record: 5-6-2, 12 points with 3-2-1 home record
Leader in Points: Center Jiri Hudler, 15 points (5G, 10A)
Leader in Goals: Center Sean Monahan, seven goals
Leader in Assists: Hudler, 10 assists
Leader in Penalty Minutes: Defenseman Shane O’Brien, 27 minutes