Joey MacDonald to get third straight start in goal for Flames

Joey MacDonald will get the call in goal on Wednesday for the Calgary Flames. (AL CHAREST/QMI...

Joey MacDonald will get the call in goal on Wednesday for the Calgary Flames. (AL CHAREST/QMI Agency)

RANDY SPORTAK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 8:43 PM ET

Quite the first few weeks to the season for Joey MacDonald.

In the final days leading up to the 2013-14 campaign, the Calgary Flames netminder was on the bubble.

He was at risk of being sent down to the minors amidst a three-goalie duel and publicly took a hit from GM Jay Feaster for not elevating his fitness scores from the end of last season.

Yet, as the Flames ready to face the Montreal Canadiens Wednesday night at the Saddledome (6 p.m., TSN, Sportsnet FAN960), MacDonald has been tapped on the shoulder to make this third consecutive start after watching Karri Ramo mind the twine for the season-opener.

"I don't think too much, just keep on working," said the affable netminder following Tuesday's practice. "I didn't get the start for Game 1, so you keep working and it's turned out the last couple (of games). It's been like that my whole career, you just keep working hard, don't get down on yourself if it doesn't work out, and things will work out."


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