Joey MacDonald G MON 12 Months

Joey MacDonald made 22 stops and another three in the shootout to anchor the Flames past the Stars 4-3 on Friday night.

MacDonald made his first start since Nov. 1st this season, spending most of the year in the AHL with Abbotsford. The veteran improves to 4-3-1 in the NHL so far in 2013-14 with an .885 save percentage and 3.11 goals against average.

Joey MacDonald G MON 12 Months

Joey MacDonald will play between the pipes on Friday.

MacDonald hasn't played in an NHL game since Nov. 1, but the Flames are scheduled to play on Saturday as well, so rookie goalie Joni Ortio will get a night off. MacDonald has a 3.17 GAA and .885 save percentage in seven contests this season.

Joey MacDonald G MON Aug 15 '79

Joey MacDonald was demoted to AHL Abbotsford on Sunday.

MacDonald went unclaimed on waivers, which isn't surprising given his 3.17 GAA and .885 save percentage this season. He might end up spending the rest of the 2013-14 campaign in the minors unless there's an injury.

Joey MacDonald G MON Aug 13 '79

Joey MacDonald has been placed on waivers by the Calgary Flames.

He owns a 3-3-1 record with an .885 save percentage and a 3.17 goals-against average in seven appearances this season. If he clears then the Flames will have the option to send him down to the minors and recall one of their netminders from Abbotsford.

Joey MacDonald G MON Aug 13 '79

Joey MacDonald called out his team for its play during the game against the Red Wings.

The Flames netminder allowed a bad-angle goal from behind the goal line to start the third, but he also felt his team had more to give in the 4-3 loss. "The first period, we did a lot of standing around and watching," said MacDonald. "There wasn't a whole lot going on. We were watching (Pavel) Datsyuk and (Henrik) Zetterberg and (Todd) Bertuzzi pass the puck around. You can do that with guys like that. Look what happens - they find back doors, they find seams. In the second period, we were a lot better. Then in the third, you know what? I didn't think we had much. I know they got that lucky goal, but we've got to turn around and get some chances. I thought we just sat back and played the majority of play in our own end. You can't do that."

Joey MacDonald G MON Aug 13 '79

Joey MacDonald allowed four goals on only 22 shots in Calgary's 4-3 loss to Detroit Friday evening.

MacDonald did not have a strong game and he gave up some easy goals. This could mean that Karri Ramo will start the next game for the Flames again. MacDonald now has a 3-3-1 record with a 3.17 goals against average and .885 save percentage.

Joey MacDonald G MON Aug 12 '79

Friday's game versus the Detroit Red Wings will be Joey MacDonald's first start against his former team since March 27, 2009.

MacDonald earned a 42-save shutout in that contest. This will also be his first start in three games. "I spent a lot of time in Detroit, a lot of guys I played with for a long time," MacDonald said. "It's going to be exciting to get back in (net). You sit for two or three games and you just get itching." He has a 3.01 GAA and .894 save percentage in six games this season.

Joey MacDonald G MON Aug 11 '79

Joey MacDonald will start for Calgary on Friday when the Flames host Detroit.

MacDonald played two seasons for the Red Wings prior to joining the Calgary Flames, so he'll get the nod against his former team. Karri Ramo had started the team's previous three games.

Joey MacDonald G MON Aug 03 '79

Joey MacDonald allowed three goals on 32 shots in the Flames' 4-2 loss to the Coyotes Tuesday night.

MacDonald's record falls to 3-2-1. He now has a 3.01 GAA with an .894 save percentage. It will be interesting to see which goaltender will start for the Flames Thursday night against the Stars.

Joey MacDonald G MON Aug 01 '79

Joey MacDonald will get the net on Tuesday when the Flames are in Phoenix to take on the Coyotes.

MacDonald has seen the majority of the early action for the Flames and is now 3-1-1 with a 2.99 GAA and a .891 save percentage. Adjust your lineup accordingly on Tuesday if you need MacDonald between the pipes.