The Calgary Flames have struggled to find steady netminding all season long, but that trend might be coming to an end. Karri Ramo will get his fourth start in five games tonight when the Flames take on the Detroit Red Wings. The team had been going to Reto Berra consistently, but the 26-year-old has struggled to find his steady game.
Meanwhile, Ramo has started to come on as of late and has secured points in four of his last five outings. So he’ll get the nod against Detroit.
— Calgary Flames (@NHLFlames) December 18, 2013
Early on in the season, Ramo couldn’t dial his game in. Calgary gave him a chance to secure the starting gig right out of the gate, but the netminder was unable to produce the necessary results. Joey MacDonald also had an opportunity to lock down the No. 1 job, as did Berra.
The goaltending cycle has prevented Calgary from making any real progress up the standings, but Ramo might be emerging as a solid option. He has a posted save percentages higher than .960 in three of his last five outings, and has held the opposition to a single goal three times as well.