5 years ago

Joey MacDonald sticked away 31 of 36 shots against on Thursday night in the Flames' 5-4 loss to the Avalanche.

A below average defense and below average goaltender were exposed in this one, as a 3-0 lead whithered away. There's a reason why MacDonald, who has become the number one with Miikka Kiprusoff sidelined, is a back up -- he might look OK in isolated starts, but eventually it all comes undone if he's starting night after night. MacDonald has a 3.04 goals-against average and .899 save percentage on the season.