Karri Ramo gets call as Flames face Sharks

Flames goalies Karri Ramo and Joey MacDonald share practice ice earlier this season. Ramo will...

Flames goalies Karri Ramo and Joey MacDonald share practice ice earlier this season. Ramo will start Saturday night.(DARREN MAKOWICHUK/QMI Agency)

RANDY SPORTAK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:49 PM ET

SAN JOSE - Throughout training camp, Karri Ramo earned the right to be the Calgary Flames starting goalie in the season-opener.

It’s a title he held for about three hours.

After more than two weeks serving as the caddy while Joey MacDonald played the last five games, Ramo will finally get another crack when the Flames face the San Jose Sharks Saturday night (8 p.m., CBC, Sportsnet FAN960).

“Mac gave us a good run,” head coach Bob Hartley said after Friday’s practice at the Sharks practice facility. “Karri’s always working hard and he deserves a start. It’s nothing against what Mac gave us, but we feel we have two goalies capable of winning us some games, so it’s Karri’s turn.”

Talk about being thrown into a tough spot.

The Sharks have been piling up the goals, having netted 33 in seven games while compiling a 6-0-1 record that has them atop the Pacific Division.


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