Chicago Blackhawks vs Calgary Flames: Flames Premier

The Chicago Blackhawks and Calgary Flames will face off in their first of three meetings on Sunday night.

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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

Division: Pacific

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

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Topics: Chicago Blackhawks, NHL

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